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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit inshore coral reefs (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 Indian Ocean: Red Sea north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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Red Sea and Gulf of Oman (northwestern Indian Ocean).
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Physical Description

Morphology

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

Maximum size: 105 mm NG
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Max. size

11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Forms aggregations which feed on zooplankton well above the coral reefs <307>.
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Type Information

Paratype for Neopomacentrus miryae Dor & Allen
Catalog Number: USNM 216432
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): V. Springer, G. Raz, A. Amir, H. Harpaz & J. Oselka
Year Collected: 1969
Locality: Israel, just north of Ras Burqa, Gulf of Aqaba, NW Coast, Egypt, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Indian
Depth (m): 11
  • Paratype: Dor, M. & Allen, G. R. 1977. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 90 (1): 183-188.
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Paratype for Neopomacentrus miryae Dor & Allen
Catalog Number: USNM 215463
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1965
Locality: Elat, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Israel, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Indian
  • Paratype: Dor, M. & Allen, G. R. 1977. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 90 (1): 183-188.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 2 - 25 m (Ref. 7247)
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Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 9 - 24
  Temperature range (°C): 26.151 - 26.151
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.114 - 3.114
  Salinity (PPS): 36.032 - 36.032
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.462 - 4.462
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.546 - 0.546
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.277 - 4.277

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 9 - 24
 
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Depth: 2 - 25m.
From 2 to 25 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Inhabits inshore coral reefs.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits inshore coral reefs (Ref. 7247)
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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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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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