Dorsal fin with XIII-XV spines and 18-20 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 23-24 soft rays; pectoral fin with 15 soft rays; pelvic fin with I spines and 4 soft rays. This genus characterized by having a cup-shaped labial disk behind the lower lip. All caudal fin rays unbranched. Nuchal cirri absent. Supraorbital cirrus pinnate. Nasal cirrus small and simple. Triangular occipital crest developed in male, and absent in female. Comparing to
, this species absent block spot on pectoral fin and absent white spot on body side.
Found on rocks in the surfline constantly washed by spray or breakers. Intertidal, actively shuttling back and forth between rock pools and air (skipper).
Indo-West Pacific: Christmas Island and the Andaman Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
Intertidal, found in rocky shorelines (Ref.
). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref.
), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref.
). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 26.2 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 1417 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00337 - 0.01633), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Capuli, Estelita Emily
Luna, Susan M.
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