Overview

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Biology

Lives in coastal to outer reef habitats from silty to pristine reefs (Ref. 48637). Occurs in clear, coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 37816). Adults often in pairs along deep drop-offs while juveniles can be found in shallow estuaries (Ref. 48637).
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Maldives to eastern New Guinea, north to the Philippines and Palau, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 10; Analsoft rays: 8 - 10
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Size

Max. size

10.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 50 m (Ref. 37816)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Canthigaster papua

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen with morphological vouchers housed at British Antarctic Survey
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Canthigaster papua

Canthigaster papua, also known as the Papuan toby , is a demersal Marine fish belonging to the family Tetraodontidae.

The Papuan toby is a small sized fish which grows up to 10 cm.[1]

It is widely distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and of the western Pacific Ocean.[2]

It inhabits coral reefs with clear water in lagoons and external slop even drop-off from 6 to 50 m.[3] Canthigaster papua has a diurnal activity.

It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.

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  1. ^ http://eol.org/pages/216747/details#size
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/55072
  3. ^ http://eol.org/pages/216747/details#habitat
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