Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Live among live coral branches (e.g. Pocillopora and Stylophora) (Ref. 1602). Also found in inshore channels in Acropora thickets (Ref. 48637).
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Palau, and the Rowley Shoals (Western Australia).
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Asia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9 - 10; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 9
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Size

Max. size

2.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
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Diagnostic Description

SL to about 28 mm. Body highly compressed and without scales except on the caudal peduncle on some specimen.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 4 - 6
  Temperature range (°C): 26.803 - 26.803
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.090
  Salinity (PPS): 34.975 - 34.975
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.666 - 4.666
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.131 - 0.131
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 1.005

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 4 - 6
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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