Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Planktonic fish taken within upper 200 m over depths of 610 to 7,120 m, whereas metamorphosed demersal examples are from coral habitats in 1.8 to 8 m. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Kenya (near Mombasa) and from the Philippines southeastward to Fiji.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 43 mm SL
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Max. size

4.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Planktonic fish taken within upper 200 m over depths of 610 to 7,120 m, whereas metamorphosed demersal examples are from coral habitats in 1.8 to 8 m.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Type Information

Type for Bulbonaricus davaoensis
Catalog Number: USNM 112295
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): S. Baird
Year Collected: 1948
Locality: P.I.: Mindanao, Davao Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines, Pacific
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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