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Biology

Inhabits shallow sandy and rubble areas of coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Juveniles are commonly found on reef flats (Ref. 9710). Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 30573). Caught with artisanal gear, mainly pots (Ref. 30573).
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.
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Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf (Arabian Gulf).
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 300 mm TL
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Max. size

30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 8883))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits shallow sandy and rubbly areas of coral reefs. Juveniles are commonly found on reef flats. Feeds on benthic invertebrates.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Rhinecanthus assasi

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Rhinecanthus assasi

Rhinecanthus assasi is a species of fish in the family Balistidae, the triggerfishes. Common names include Picasso triggerfish and Arabian picassofish.[1] It occurs in the western Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea and Persian Gulf.[2]

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Description[edit]

The fish reaches up to 30 centimeters long.[2] It is tan above and white below with blue stripes between and below the eyes.[3]

Diet[edit]

Its diet includes invertebrates.[2]

Habitat[edit]

It is a fish of coral reefs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Common names of Rhinecanthus assasi. FishBase. 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Rhinecanthus assasi. FishBase. 2013.
  3. ^ Lieske, E. and R. F. Myers. Coral Reef Guide; Red Sea. London, HarperCollins. 2004. ISBN 0-00-715986-2
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