Unresolved name

Cat’s Eye Cardinalfish

Siphamia arnazae Allen & Erdmann 2019

Diagnostic Description

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This species belonging to the S. tubulata group (with dark-dotted light organ) is distinguished by the following characters: D1 VII,9; pectoral-fin rays usually 12; tubed lateral-line scales 1-4 (usually 1-2); developed gill rakers of first gill arch 1 + 8-9; small serrae around angle of preopercle edge 8-15; light organ barely extending onto caudal peduncle, the extent 5.2–23.1 in caudal peduncle length. Colour in life generally translucent pale pinkish to reddish orange with a dense covering of variable-sized orange spots on head and anterior two-thirds of body; a prominent 'cat’s eye' black bar through eye, covering more than pupil at center, and flanked by white crescents covering remaining iris (Ref. .120588).
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 9; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24
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Biology

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Found on sheltered reef slopes, the habitat consists of predominately Seriotopora hystrix coral colonies and small Acropora coral heads with close-set branches, providing shelter for groups of about 10-30 fish (Ref. 120588).
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