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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit inshore coral reefs and steep outer slopes (Ref. 7247). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Gulf of Aden (northwestern Indian Ocean) and Red Sea.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 13; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 11 - 13
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Size

Maximum size: 100 mm NG
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Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
  • 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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Diagnostic Description

Description

Inhabits inshore coral reefs and steep outer slopes.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Overall color is pearly white; anterior half of back grayish; chest pearly white; posterior half of body yellowish.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Type Information

Paratype for Amblyglyphidodon flavilatus Allen & Randall
Catalog Number: USNM 216478
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): V. Springer, E. Clark & Zegeye
Year Collected: 1969
Locality: Ethiopia, Melita Bay (Mouth of Melita Bay)., Eritrea, Melita Bay, Red Sea, Indian
Depth (m): 7
  • Paratype: Allen, G. R. & Randall, J. E. 1980. Israel Journal of Zoology. 29 (1-3): 14.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 12 - 20 m (Ref. 9710)
  • 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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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 5 - 7

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 5 - 7
 
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Depth: 12 - 20m.
From 12 to 20 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Inhabits inshore coral reefs and steep outer slopes.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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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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