Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Seek shelter in the reef and feed on a variety of benthic invertebrates.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
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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.
  • Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose 1984 Food habits of teleostean reef fishes in Okinawa Island, southern Japan. University of Tokyo Bulletin, no. 25. v,128p. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan. 128 p.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

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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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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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
  • Liao, C.-I., H.-M. Su and E.Y. Chang 2001 Techniques in finfish larviculture in Taiwan. Aquaculture 200(2001):1-31. (Ref. 40297)
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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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