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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit protected coastal areas often around docks or breakwaters (Ref. 7247). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: Philippines and Moluccas to the Solomon Islands; Palau (Belau) in Micronesia.
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 13; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 12 - 13
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Size

Maximum size: 180 mm NG
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Max. size

18.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
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Diagnostic Description

Recognized by the narrow banding and the black blotch in the caudal fin base separates this species from all other Micronesian Abudefduf.
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Type Information

Paratype for Abudefduf lorenzi Hensley & Allen
Catalog Number: USNM 216250
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): B. Collette
Year Collected: 1970
Locality: New Guinea, Trobriand Islands, Kuia Island, 1/2 Way Up NW Side From Village, Papua New Guinea, Trobriand Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 1
  • Paratype: Hensley, D. A. & Allen, G. R. 1977. Records of the Western Australian Museum. 6 (1): 109.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 6 m (Ref. 7247)
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 2

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 2
 
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Depth: 1 - 6m.
From 1 to 6 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Inhabits protected coastal areas often aound docks or breakwaters.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits protected coastal areas often around docks or breakwaters (Ref. 7247).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Abudefduf sp.

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 12
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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