Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits bottoms with green seaweed (Ref. 9137). Secretive on deep coastal slopes, usually among soft corals (Ref. 48637). Feeds on algae and crabs (Ref. 9137). Capable of inflating its body like puffers (Ref. 9710, 48637).
  • 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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Distribution

Western North Pacific.
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Northwest Pacific: Japan.
  • 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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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 70 mm SL
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Max. size

7.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Zoonetics, Australia. p. 623-893. (Ref. 48637)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 25 - 30 m (Ref. 48637)
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Zoonetics, Australia. p. 623-893. (Ref. 48637)
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits bottoms with green seaweed. Feeds on algae and crabs.
  • 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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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Brachaluteres ulvarum

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACCCGTTGACTCTTTTCAACCAACCATAAAGATATTGGCACCCTTTATATAATCTTCGGTGCCTGAGCTGGAATAGTAGGGACTGCTTTA---AGCCTACTAATTCGAGCAGAGCTTAGCCAACCTGGCGCCCTTTTAGGGGAT---GACCAGATTTATAATGTAATCGTAACAGCTCACGCATTTGTAATAATCTTCTTTATAGTAATACCAATTATAATTGGGGGCTTTGGAAACTGACTAATCCCCCTGATA---ATTGGGGCCCCCGATATAGCCTTTCCACGAATAAACAACATGAGCTTTTGACTCCTTCCCCCCTCCTTCCTCCTCCTCCTTGCATCTTCAGGAGTTGAAGCCGGGGCAGGAACTGGGTGAACAGTGTACCCCCCTCTCGCGGGGAACCTCGCCCACGCAGGGGCCTCCGTTGACTTA---ACCATCTTTTCTCTTCATCTTGCAGGAATTTCTTCAATCCTTGGAGCAATTAACTTTATTACTACCATTATTAACATGAAGCCCCCTGCCATCTCCCAATACCAAACCCCCTTATTTGTATGAGCCGTCCTTATCACTGCCGTTCTTCTGCTACTCTCTCTACCAGTCCTTGCTGCA---GGAATTACAATGCTTCTCACCGACCGAAACCTCAATACCACTTTCTTTGACCCGGCAGGAGGAGGAGACCCAATCTTGTACCAACACCTGTTCTGATTCTTTGGCCATCCCGAAGTATATATTCTCATTCTCCCTGGGTTCGGAATAATTTCCCACATTGTCGCGTATTACTCTGGTAAAAAA---GAGCCTTTTGGTTACATAGGAATGGTTTGAGCAATAATGGCAATTGGCCTTCTCGGTTTTATCGTTTGAGCCCATCACATGTTTACAGTGGGGATAGACGTTGACACACGAGCTTACTTTACCTCTGCCACTATAATTATTGCGATCCCCACAGGGGTAAAAGTTTTTAGCTGACTA---GCTACTCTCCATGGAGGA---GCCATTAAATGAGAAACCCCTCTGCTCTGAGCTCTCGGTTTTATCTTCCTATTTACTGTGGGAGGATTAACAGGAATCGTCCTCGCCAACTCCTCTTTGGACATTGTACTCCACGATACTTACTACGTCGTCGCCCACTTCCACTACGTC---CTATCTATGGGAGCTGTCTTTGCCATTGTAGCCGCCTTTGTACACTGATTCCCGCTGTTCTCAGGCTATACACTTCACGACACTTGAACAAAAATCCACTTTGGGGTGATGTTTGCAGGAGTAAACTTAACATTCTTTCCTCAACACTTCCTTGGTCTCGCAGGAATGCCTCGA---CGATACTCAGACTACCCCGACGCCTACACT---CTTTGAAACACCGTCTCTTCTATTGGCTCACTAATTTCCCTTGTCGCCGTTATTATGTTCCTCTTTATTATTTGAGAAGCATTTGCAGCTAAACGAGAAGTC---CAACACGTAGAGCTAACATCAACAAAC
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Brachaluteres ulvarum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Brachaluteres ulvarum

Brachaluteres ulvarum, known commonly as the Japanese inflator filefish , is a species of marine fish in the family Monacanthidae.

The Japanese inflator filefish is an endemic species living in the south of Japan.[1]

It's a small size fish that can reach a maximum size of 7,5 cm length.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eol.org/pages/225957/details#distribution
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/24253
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