Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found around rocky and sandy substrates (Ref. 1602). Solitary, also found in sheltered bays exposed to heavy silt and mud bottoms of coastal trawling grounds (Ref. 90102).
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific.
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Western Pacific: Sri Lanka (Ref. 1550) and Sumatra to Fiji, north to the Philippines; Palau and Truk in Micronesia. Matsuura 1999, pers. comm. strongly doubts its distribution in the southern GBR (as reported in Lieske & Meyers 1994, Ref. 9710) and does not know of any reliable record of this species from East Africa.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 9
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Size

Max. size

30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334))
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Diagnostic Description

Has a small protuberance above the mouth and a distinctly concave snout profile.Description: Characterized further by pale grey to yellowish with brown spots; carapace quadrangle in cross section, becoming oval anteriorly, concave sides and ventral surface; relatively high and conspicuous dorsal ridge; anal fin overlapping level of posterior part of dorsal fin; rounded caudal fin (Ref. 90102).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 80 m (Ref. 1602)
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Depth range based on 853 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 431 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 9.8 - 107
  Temperature range (°C): 23.306 - 28.491
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.048 - 6.428
  Salinity (PPS): 34.319 - 35.412
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.079 - 4.701
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.078 - 1.170
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.777 - 17.807

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 9.8 - 107

Temperature range (°C): 23.306 - 28.491

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.048 - 6.428

Salinity (PPS): 34.319 - 35.412

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.079 - 4.701

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.078 - 1.170

Silicate (umol/l): 0.777 - 17.807
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Rhynchostracion nasus

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


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Rhynchostracion nasus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Ostracion nasus

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ostracion nasus

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

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Rhynchostracion nasus

Rhynchostracion nasus, the Shortnose boxfish, is a species of boxfish found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. This species grows to a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.

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