(total): 18 - 19;
: 15 - 16;
: 31 - 33. Dark blotches on trunk often arranged in 2 or 3 horizontal tiers; pale gap between 2 blotches of darker pigment on pectoral-fin base with wavy margins; cheek with irregular horseshoe-shaped blotch of pigment; no streak of dark pigment along distal edge of preopercle.
Inhabits coral reefs.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 26.4 - 28.2, mean 27.5 (based on 541 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00191 - 0.01196), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Casal, Christine Marie V.
Garilao, Cristina V.
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