Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found along the reef's edge, bordering on open sand substrates (Ref. 48635). Mostly pelagic until they settle on the substrate for breeding (Ref. 48635). Females carry the eggs in their pelvic fins that are modified to form a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Japan to Australia.
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Western North Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine, usually 15 - ? m (Ref. 48635)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Pelvic fins of females are modified as brood pouch for the reception of the eggs (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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