Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found around rocky and sandy substrates (Ref. 1602).
  • Matsuura, K. 2001 Ostraciidae. Boxfishes. p. 3948-3951. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9806)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9806&speccode=6399 External link.
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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.
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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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