Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit outer reef slopes. large aggregations common on the outer reef near Suva, Fiji Islands (Ref. 7247). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: Fiji and Samoa. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 11; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 10 - 11
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Size

Maximum size: 60 mm SL
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Max. size

6.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7247))
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Type Information

Type for Neopomacentrus metallicus
Catalog Number: USNM 51742
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): D. Jordan & V. Kellogg
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Samoa, Apia., Upolu, Samoa, Samoa Islands, Pacific
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 10 m (Ref. 7247)
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Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 5 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.75 - 18
  Temperature range (°C): 25.245 - 28.647
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.152 - 0.484
  Salinity (PPS): 32.942 - 35.383
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.216 - 4.747
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.101 - 0.340
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.057 - 3.389

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.75 - 18

Temperature range (°C): 25.245 - 28.647

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.152 - 0.484

Salinity (PPS): 32.942 - 35.383

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.216 - 4.747

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.101 - 0.340

Silicate (umol/l): 1.057 - 3.389
 
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Depth: 2 - 10m.
From 2 to 10 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Neopomacentrus metallicus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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