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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in shallow lagoons and coastal bays, usually in areas with runoffs (Ref. 48637).
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Marianas, north to southern Japan.
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 9
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Size

Maximum size: 60 mm NG
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Max. size

10.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Zoonetics, Australia. p. 623-893. (Ref. 48637)
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Diagnostic Description

Characterized by generally greyish brown color with irregular greenish-brown bars and narrow pale spaces between; large black spots on side , mid-lateral row; head with pink spots; head and body with blue dots; united pelvic fins, presence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 56-65; head without scales; greatest depth of body 4.3 in SL; rounded caudal fin, about equal to head length (Ref 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 16 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.2 - 16.775
  Temperature range (°C): 24.198 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.099 - 1.161
  Salinity (PPS): 32.183 - 34.186
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.450 - 4.847
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.104 - 0.254
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.096 - 14.847

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.2 - 16.775

Temperature range (°C): 24.198 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.099 - 1.161

Salinity (PPS): 32.183 - 34.186

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.450 - 4.847

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.104 - 0.254

Silicate (umol/l): 1.096 - 14.847
 
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Depth: 0 - 4m.
Recorded at 4 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits fine sand or silt bottoms of shallow lagoons and coastal bays (Ref. 37816) including seagrass beds (Ref. 51139).
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cryptocentrus caeruleomaculatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
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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