Overview

Distribution

Central Pacific: French Polynesia.
  • Williams, J.T., E. Delrieu-Trottin and S. Planes 2012 A new species of Indo-Pacific fish, Canthigaster criobe, with comments on other Canthigaster (Tetradontiformes: Tetradontidae) at the Gambier Archipelago. Zootaxa 3523:80-88. (Ref. 95278)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analsoft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 17
  • Williams, J.T., E. Delrieu-Trottin and S. Planes 2012 A new species of Indo-Pacific fish, Canthigaster criobe, with comments on other Canthigaster (Tetradontiformes: Tetradontidae) at the Gambier Archipelago. Zootaxa 3523:80-88. (Ref. 95278)
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Size

Max. size

3.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 95278))
  • Williams, J.T., E. Delrieu-Trottin and S. Planes 2012 A new species of Indo-Pacific fish, Canthigaster criobe, with comments on other Canthigaster (Tetradontiformes: Tetradontidae) at the Gambier Archipelago. Zootaxa 3523:80-88. (Ref. 95278)
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Diagnostic Description

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 9; A 9; pectoral rays 17; body depth between origins of dorsal and anal fins, 2.6 in SL; head length (HL) 2.3 in SL; fleshy pigmented skin interorbital width 3.1 in HL; gill opening 8.2 in HL; origin of anal fin posterior to rear base of dorsal fin 3.1 in SL, preanal length 1.2 in SL; longest dorsal ray 2.3 in HL; color when alive, body pale tan with orangish brown stripes; head with uniformly orangish brown snout anteriorly, at middle of snout about 4 narrow, orangish brown stripes radiate posteriorly below eye, 3 stripes extend posteriorly from rear margin of eye, a stripe runs along ridge of erectile tissue on top of head, at deepest part of body there are about 14 narrow orangish brown stripes, middle 5 of those stripes continue to base of caudal fin where they abruptly end (Ref. 95278).
  • Williams, J.T., E. Delrieu-Trottin and S. Planes 2012 A new species of Indo-Pacific fish, Canthigaster criobe, with comments on other Canthigaster (Tetradontiformes: Tetradontidae) at the Gambier Archipelago. Zootaxa 3523:80-88. (Ref. 95278)
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Type Information

Holotype for Canthigaster criobe Williams et al.
Catalog Number: USNM 400521
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Photograph
Collector(s): J. Williams, S. Planes, M. Kulbicki, P. Sasal & E. Delrieu-Trottin
Year Collected: 2010
Locality: Gambier Archipelago, Kouaku Island, on SE side of archipelago, small surge channel in outer reef., Kouaku, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 15 to 20
Vessel: Claymore II
  • Holotype: Williams, J. T., et al. 2012. Zootaxa. 3523: 82, Fig. 1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 15 - 20 m (Ref. 95278)
  • Williams, J.T., E. Delrieu-Trottin and S. Planes 2012 A new species of Indo-Pacific fish, Canthigaster criobe, with comments on other Canthigaster (Tetradontiformes: Tetradontidae) at the Gambier Archipelago. Zootaxa 3523:80-88. (Ref. 95278)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Canthigaster criobe

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