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Gunnellichthys monostigma  Smith, 1958

Onespot wormfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Microdesmidae (Wormfishes) > Microdesminae
Etymology: Gunnellichthys: From Gunnel, a small eel shaped marine fish of unknown origin, 1686 (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Smith.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 20 m (Ref. 9710), usually 6 - 20 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?; 30°N - 24°S

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Marquesan and Society islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef. Record from Mauritius (Ref. 9408) requires verification (Ref. 33390).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 21 - 22; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 39-42; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 38 - 43.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal sand slopes, subject to strong currents (Ref. 48637). Found over open sandy areas, sometimes with sparse plant growth. Solitary. Feeds on small benthic and pelagic crustaceans (Ref. 1602).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Randall, John E. | Collaboratori

Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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