Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (123°E), Houtman Abrolhos, WA (28°29'S) to Cobourg Peninsula, NT (132°08'E) and Lizard Island to One Tree Island, QLD; tropical, New Guinea.
Timor Province (2), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)
(total): 14 - 17;
: 14 - 20. Male dusky red with black "mask" covering most of head, chest, and pectoral-fin base, about 5 whitish saddles/bars on back (a few extending on lower side), and white bar on pectoral-fin base (immediately posterior to black area). Female mainly brownish or greenish with white bars. Dorsal rays III + XI-XIV + 8-12; anal rays I,14-20; pectoral rays 14-18; pelvic rays I,2; lateral line interrupted, 14-20 + 13-20; head, chest, and pectoral-fin base scaleless; lobate orbital tentacle; mandibular pores 3-4 + 1-2 +3-4. Maximum size to 4.4 cm TL (Ref.
Adults occur at shallow depths, often seen associated with coralline rocks, seagrass or algae (Ref.
). Eggs are hemispherical and covered with numerous sticky threads that anchor them in the algae on the nesting sites (Ref.
). Larvae are planktonic which occur primarily in shallow, nearshore waters (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 23.3 - 29.3, mean 27.9 (based on 1065 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00248 - 0.01216), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Luna, Susan M.
Luna, Susan M.
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