Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found on silty bottoms of coastal reefs and inner reef flats (Ref. 9710). Inhabits coastal waters, including mangroves, large tidal pools or inner reef lagoons, on sand and rubble substrates (Ref. 48637). Also found in sheltered sand and mud bottoms to 10 m (Ref 90102).
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Distribution

Singapore.
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Western Pacific: Indonesia to New Caledonia, north to the Yaeyama Islands, south to northwestern Australia. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 11; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 10 - 11
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Size

Maximum size: 100 mm NG
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Max. size

12.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637))
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Diagnostic Description

Characterized by pale brownish green body color grading to whitish ventrally; 6-7 diffuse brownish bars on side; head, back and dorsal fins with pale-edged pink to red spots and smaller white spots; blue-edged orange to brown spots on first dorsal fin; united pelvic fins, presence of frenum; longitudinal scale series 77-92; head without scales; greatest depth of body 5.4-6.0 in SL; rounded caudal fin, longer than head length (Ref 90102).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.2 - 3
  Temperature range (°C): 24.198 - 26.890
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.430
  Salinity (PPS): 32.183 - 35.310
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.636 - 4.847
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.131 - 0.246
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 14.847

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.2 - 3

Temperature range (°C): 24.198 - 26.890

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.430

Salinity (PPS): 32.183 - 35.310

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.636 - 4.847

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.131 - 0.246

Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 14.847
 
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits silty bottoms of inner reef flats and coastal reefs.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Cryptocentrus leptocephalus

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


There are 10 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CCTTTACTTAGTCTTTGGTGCNTGAGCCGGAATAGTAGGCACAGCATTGAGCCTACTTATTCGAGCTGAGCTAAGCCAGCCCGGCGCCCTCTTAGGGGACGATCAAATTTATAACGTGATCGTTACCGCCCACGCATTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCAATTATGATTGGAGGATTTGGAAACTGACTTATCCCCCTAATAATCGGGGCCCCCGACATAGCCTTCCCCCGAATGAATAACATAAGCTTCTGACTACTTCCCCCTTCCTTCCTACTTCTCCTGGCATCTTCCGGCGTAGAAGCCGGGGCAGGGACCGGATGAACAGTCTACCCCCCTCTAGCAGGCAACTTAGCACATGCAGGAGCATCAGTTGATCTAACAATTTTCTCCCTCCACTTAGCAGGGATCTCTTCAATCCTGGGGGCCATTAATTTTATTACAACAATCCTAAATATGAAGCCTCCAGCCATCTCACAGTATCAAACACCACTCTTTGTATGAGCAGTTTTAATTACCGCTGTATTACTTCTTCTTTCTCTGCCCGTACTTGCCGCTGGCATCACAATGCTTCTTACAGATCGAAATCTAAACACAACATTCTTCGACCCTGCCGGTGGAGGAGACCCCATTCTTTACCAACACCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cryptocentrus leptocephalus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 10
Specimens with Barcodes: 18
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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