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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits among rubble or live corals of seaward reefs (Ref. 1602), usually in caves and crevices with rich invertebrate growth to at least 40 m depth (Ref. 48636). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans, but also takes small mollusks, echinoids (sea urchins) (Ref. 1602), fish eggs, and crab larvae (Ref. 37816).
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from East Africa to the Hawaiian and Ducie Islands, north to the Yaeyama Island, Japan and south to New Caledonia.
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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian and Ducie islands, north to the Yaeyama Island.
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Natal (South Africa), Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Ducie (Pitcairn Group), north to Yaeyama Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to Tonga and Austral Islands.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 12; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 9 - 10
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Size

Maximum size: 140 mm SL
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Max. size

14.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9823))
  • Westneat, M.W. 2001 Labridae. Wrasses, hogfishes, razorfishes, corises, tuskfishes. p. 3381-3467. 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. 9823)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9823&speccode=4844 External link.
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Diagnostic Description

Identified by the eight longitudinal lines along the body (Ref. 48636).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found from 2-50 m (Myers 1991). It occurs among rubble or live corals of seaward reefs, usually in caves and crevices with rich invertebrate growth. It feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans, but also takes small molluscs, echinoids (sea urchins), fish eggs, fish, copepods and crab larvae (Myers 1999, Randall 1999).

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 50 m (Ref. 1602)
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Depth range based on 22 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 17 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2.135 - 35
  Temperature range (°C): 23.718 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.027 - 1.204
  Salinity (PPS): 34.131 - 35.550
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.387 - 4.970
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.054 - 0.351
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.906 - 3.680

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2.135 - 35

Temperature range (°C): 23.718 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.027 - 1.204

Salinity (PPS): 34.131 - 35.550

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.387 - 4.970

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.054 - 0.351

Silicate (umol/l): 0.906 - 3.680
 
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Depth: 2 - 50m.
From 2 to 50 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Inhabits among rubble or live corals of seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans, but also takes small molluscs and echinoids (sea urchins).
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Inhabits among rubble or live corals of seaward reefs. Feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans, but also takes small molluscs, echinoids (sea urchins) (Ref. 1602), fish eggs, and crab larvae (Ref. 37816)..
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pseudocheilinus octotaenia

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 11
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Pseudocheilinus octotaenia

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


There are 9 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.

CACCCTCTATCTGGTATTTGGTGCCTGAGCCGGGATGGTAGGCACAGCCCTAAGCCTTCTTATCCGAGCGGAGCTCAGCCAACCCGGGGCTCTCCTGGGGGACGATCAGATCTATAATGTTATTGTCACTGCGCATGCTTTCGTAATGATCTTTTTTATGGTCATGCCAATTATGATTGGGGGGTTTGGAAACTGGCTCATCCCACTAATGATTGGTGCCCCCGACATAGCATTCCCTCGAATGAACAATATGAGCTTTTGGCTTCTACCCCCCTCATTCCTTCTTCTCCTCGCCTCGTCTGGCGTTGAAGCTGGGGCCGGGACAGGTTGAACTGTCTATCCCCCTTTAGCTGGAAATCTGGCACACGCCGGAGCATCCGTGGATTTAACTATTTTCTCGCTTCACCTAGCAGGAATTTCTTCGATCCTCGGGGCTATTAACTTTATTACAACCATCATTAATATGAAACCCCCTGCCATCTCACAATATCAAACACCTCTGTTTGTTTGGGCAGTACTAATCACAGCAGTTCTTCTCCTACTTTCCCTCCCAGTCCTAGCTGCTGGAATTACAATACTCCTAACAGATCGAAATCTCAACACCACATTCTTCGACCCTGCAGGAGGAGGGGACCCAATCCTGTACCAGCACCTA
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Sadovy, Y. & Rocha, L.A.

Reviewer/s
Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is widespread and abundant throughout its range. There are no major threats to this species. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no known population information available for this species. This species is abundant in many parts of its range.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats known for this species, although it is collected for the aquarium trade.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. However, its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Miyasaka, A. 1993 A database on scientific and common names of fishes exported from Hawaii. The information was derived from the above mentioned database. A printout of the names is also available from the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Ref. 5358)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5358&speccode=4306 External link.
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Wikipedia

Pseudocheilinus octotaenia

The eight-lined wrasse, Pseudocheilinus octotaenia, is a species of wrasse native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It occurs on coral reefs at depths from 2 to 50 m (6.6 to 160 ft), preferring to shelter in niches and caves. This species can grow to 14 cm (5.5 in) in standard length. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sadovy, Y. & Rocha, L.A. 2010. Pseudocheilinus octotaenia. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 15 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pseudocheilinus octotaenia" in FishBase. October 2013 version.
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