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Gunnellichthys monostigma  Smith, 1958

Onespot wormfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > 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.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 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 / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 21 - 22; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 39-42; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 38 - 43.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. 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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Randall, John E. | Medarbetare

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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