Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Seek shelter in the reef and feed on a variety of benthic invertebrates.
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Malaysia to Melanesia, north to Japan.
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Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Pacific: Andaman Islands (India) east to Philippines, north to southern Japan.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19 - 20; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7 - 8
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Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 10 - 10
 
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Trophic Strategy

Also Ref. 58652.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Plectorhinchus diagrammus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Plectorhinchus diagrammus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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Wikipedia

Plectorhinchus diagrammus

Plectorhinchus diagrammus, the striped sweetlips, is a species of grunt native to the western Pacific Ocean where it is a denizen of coral reefs. This species can reach 40 cm (16 in) in TL. It can be found in the aquarium trade and is farmed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Plectorhinchus diagrammus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.
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