Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Collected off a deep slope with a near vertical coral wall with a sandy channel at its base, followed by a steep drop-off (Ref. 75897). Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Tonga.
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Eastern Central Pacific: Tonga.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Analspines: 7; Analsoft rays: 4; Vertebrae: 27
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Size

Max. size

1.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 75897))
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Diagnostic Description

This species is characterized by the following: D XVIII,4; anterior dorsal-fin pterygiophore formula ?/?/I+I/I/I/I/I/I/I//I/I/I/I; dentary pores 3; intertemporal pores 2, generally brownish head and body with darker pigment spots (from shrunken melanophores), except the pale stripe from the anterior half of the symphyseal flap to origin of dorsal fin continuous with a pale first dorsal spine, pectoral fin base with a pale spot, pale caudal peduncle continuous with pale bases of last 3 segmented dorsal- and anal-fin rays, the median fins slightly darker than body color with pale tips to their rays, first pelvic-fin ray dark on proximal 2/3 and pale on distal third, second pelvic-fin ray dark except for extreme distal tip; scales ctenoid; last dorsal- or anal-fin rays no membranous attachment to caudal fin (Ref. 75897).
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Type Information

Holotype for Acanthoplesiops naka
Catalog Number: USNM 327794
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Williams, B. Collette, G. Johnson, D. Smith, C. Baldwin, E. Powers & et al.
Year Collected: 1993
Locality: Tonga: Ha'apai Group, Ofolanga Island, deep reef slope and wall off SW side of island., Ha'apai Group, Tonga, Tonga Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 21 to 32
  • Holotype: Mooi, R. D. & Gill, A. C. 12 Feb 2004. Zootaxa. No. 432.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 21 - 32 m (Ref. 75897)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Eggs are guarded by the male parent (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Acanthoplesiops naka

Acanthoplesiops naka is a species of fish belonging to the family Plesiopidae. It is only known from a single specimen of about 1 cm standard length collected from Ofolanga Island, Tonga, in 1993.[1]

This is a generally brown fish with small blackish spots. The caudal peduncle and the tips of the fins are pale. It can be distinguished from congeners by the unique number of dorsal fin spines (18).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randall D. Mooi & Anthony C. Gill (2004). "Description of a new species of the fish genus Acanthoplesiops Regan (Teleostei: Plesiopidae: Acanthoclininae) from Tonga". Zootaxa 432: 1–10. 
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