Overview

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Biology

Inhabits coastal reef slopes, usually on hard corals to about 30 meters depth. Sometimes found on the mantle of clams and eggs are usually laid on ascidians (Ref. 48637). Found on gorgonians.
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Sodwana Bay (South Africa); northern Indian Ocean and New Guinea.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 9; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 8 - 9
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Size

Maximum size: 30 mm TL
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Max. size

3.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 14 - 70 m (Ref. 2798)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 50 - 50
  Temperature range (°C): 22.041 - 22.041
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.066 - 2.066
  Salinity (PPS): 35.367 - 35.367
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.814 - 4.814
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.177 - 0.177
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.529 - 2.529
 
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Depth: 14 - 70m.
From 14 to 70 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Found on gorgonians.
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Conservation

Threats

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