Overview

Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Ari Atoll, Maldive Islands.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 10; Vertebrae: 26
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Size

Max. size

3.6 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 85161))
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Diagnostic Description

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: rigid maxilla with no flexible lamina posteriorly; D XI,11; A II,10; tips of dorsal-fin spines conspicuously pale; dorsum with row of 5 dark blotches, some of which extend distinctly onto dorsal fin; last blotch on dorsal fin much narrower than anterior blotches (Ref. 85161).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 35 - ? m (Ref. 85161)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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