dcsimg

Brief Summary

Comprehensive Description

Morphology

    Morphology
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    Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14 - 17; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 16 - 17

Diagnostic Description

    Diagnostic Description
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    Ventral margin of upper lip crenulate on lateral thirds; entire on central third; nape cirri present, simple; orbital cirri branched; 1 to 5, usually 3 to 5, preopercular pore positions with pairs or multiples of pores; subquadrate dark blotch present in humeral area on body; upper lip frequently with up to 15 alternating dark and 15 pale bands of subequal width, up to 7 of each above central, ventrally entire portion of lip; prominent, irregular dark mark on head just posterior to midpostorbital sensory pores.

Life Cycle

    Life Cycle
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    Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Threats

    Threats
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    Least Concern (LC)