Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Specimens collected using rotenone or box dredge on sandy mud, sponge, and seagrass (Ref. 59208).
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Distribution

Northern Australia and Aru Island in the Arafura Sea.
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Western Pacific: Australia and Aru Islands in the Arafura Sea.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Analsoft rays: 7
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Size

Maximum size: 50 mm SL
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Max. size

4.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 59208))
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Diagnostic Description

This species is distinguished from its congeners in having a reduced esca (scarcely if at all differentiated from the illicium) and a relatively short illicium, covered from base to tip with small dermal spinules (Ref. 59208).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 2 - 9 m (Ref. 59208)
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Trophic Strategy

Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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