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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Benthopelagic over hard substrates (Ref. 58302). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
  • Gomon, M.F. 2006 A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. Suppl. 30:1-133. (Ref. 75973)
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in the Western Pacific from Tosa Bay, Kochi Prefecture, Japan, the Kanmu Seamount of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and from the Coral Sea between Australia and New Caledonia (Gomon 2006). Distribution is likely more widespread but there are only a few records of this deep water species.
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Western Pacific: Japan. More recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897). Reported from the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 58302).
  • Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino 1984 The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
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Western and Central Pacific: Taiwan north to southern Japan; Hawaiian Ridge, Hawaiian Islands; Chesterfield Islands (New Caledonia).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10
  • Gomon, M.F. 2006 A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. Suppl. 30:1-133. (Ref. 75973)
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Size

Maximum size: 140 mm SL
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Max. size

14.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 75973))
  • Gomon, M.F. 2006 A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. Suppl. 30:1-133. (Ref. 75973)
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Diagnostic Description

This species has the following characters: D XII, 10; caudal fin rays 10 + 12 + 10; pectoral-fin rays ii, 14-15; lateral line scales 30-31 (rarely 31); scales above lateral line 2-3; scales below lateral line 8½-10½; predorsal scales 25-27; total gill rakers 13-17; upper jaw have prominent anterior canines of similar size; dental ridge is low, 2 consecutive rows of shorter canines, the first with 4 teeth slightly longer than 4-5 in second row; posterior end of upper jaw with moderately large canine; lower jaw with first prominent anterior canine ca ½ - 2/3 size of second, directed anterodorsally and slightly laterally; dental ridge low with 2 series of smaller caniniform teeth laterally, the first with about 4 teeth slightly longer than 6-7 in second; similar sized lateral teeth in both jaws; shallow body, 21.3-25.5% SL; snout, 7.6-10.4% SL; short head, 31.8-34.2% SL; first soft ray of pelvic fin not prolonged as filament, at most reaching just beyond anus (Ref. 75973).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species reaches a size of at least 142 mm SL. It occurs in deep water, specimens collected at depths of at least 250–370 m.

Systems
  • Marine
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Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 250 - 510 m (Ref. 58302)
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 330 - 330
  Temperature range (°C): 17.350 - 17.350
  Nitrate (umol/L): 7.469 - 7.469
  Salinity (PPS): 35.502 - 35.502
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.153 - 4.153
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.601 - 0.601
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.772 - 2.772
 
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bodianus cylindriatus

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

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Russell, B.

Reviewer/s
Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.

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Justification
Little is known of population and life history characteristics. It is most likley much more widespread than this current records suggest. It is a deep water species and there are no major threats known. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species. It is only known from a few records, but deeper water collecting would most likely extend the range.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats known for this species.
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. Its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.
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