Diagnostic Description

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Plain dark brown to black, showing a lined pattern on occasion, and usually when caught or as juveniles. Black lines slightly broader in width to pale interspaces. Sometimes confused with the striped form of Siphamia tubifer or S. versicolor, that has narrower black lines (Ref. 48635).
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Cristina V. Garilao
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Life Cycle

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Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 8
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Biology

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A rare species found in lagoons, among the spines of Acanthaster planci, in groups of up to 31 (Ref. 1602) from depths of 7 m or more (Ref. 37816). Minimum depth taken from Ref. 57178.
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分布

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分布於西太平洋區,包括台灣、印尼及馬歇爾群島。台灣西南部有分布。
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利用

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無任何經濟價值。
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描述

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體橢圓,高而側扁。前鰓蓋骨邊緣鋸齒,鰓蓋脊(ridge)部分平滑。上主上頜骨缺如;主上頜骨達眼睛中央的下方。口蓋骨有齒。具細菌發光型之發光器。鱗易脫落。D. VII-I,9;A. II,7-8;P. 14-15;GR. (0-1)7+1+1(2);HL. 2.55-2.56;BD. 2.68 -2.81 inSL;ED. 3.08-3.18;SnL. 3.9-4.22 all in HL。體色暗褐至銀黑色,腹部有銀色線體。體側三條水平縱線;中央一條從吻端經眼部到尾鰭基底;背側的一條自眼上方到第二背鰭基底結束;腹側一條自眼下方經胸鰭逐漸變細彎向尾鰭基底,在腹部擴展間;除背鰭外,其它各鰭蒼白。
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棲地

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主要棲息於潟湖區,通常生活於棘冠海膽的棘間,極為罕見。以浮游動物或其它底棲無脊椎動物為食。
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