(total): 8 - 10. Body color light brown with a faint blue spot, 1 per scale, above lateral line and 7 faint golden stripes following centers of scale rows below lateral line; a faint dark stripe from front of snout to eye with a fainter continuation behind eye; lower half of head pale silvery. Pectoral fin comparatively long (1.5-1.7 times in HL) (Ref.
Adults are primarily found in lagoons (Ref.
). Also in coastal reef areas. Feed on a variety of invertebrates. Females in groups of up to 80 or more, males territorial (Ref.
). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 20.5 - 29.2, mean 28.1 (based on 2296 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00479 - 0.02087), b=3.06 (2.89 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Capuli, Estelita Emily
Luna, Susan M.
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