Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found among seaweed and near the base of red algae on shallow rocky reefs (Ref. 637). 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

Western Pacific: Restricted to areas around Japan and Indochina but there are records from the central and western Indian Ocean.
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Northwestern Pacific: Japan.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 16
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Diagnostic Description

Rings: 13+44-46.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Trophic Strategy

Found among seaweed and near the base of red algae on shallow rocky reefs (Ref. 637). Feeds on small crabs and fish larvae (Ref. 9137).
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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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