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Gramma dejongi  Victor & Randall, 2010

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Grammatidae (Basslets)
Etymology: Gramma: Greek, gramma, atos = signal, mark (Ref. 45335);  dejongi: Named for Arie De Jong of De Jong Marinelife, who first recognized the new species and provided the type specimens..   More on author: Randall.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 30 m (Ref. 85755).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Caribbean: Cuba.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85755)

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Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10. Distinct with the following characters: D XII,10; A III,10; pectoral rays 15; upper jaw length 2.25-2.40 in HL; length of pelvic fin 0.91-1.06 in HL; shallow emarginate caudal fin; body golden yellow, except for magenta surrounding pelvic-fin insertion, along ventral isthmus, operculum, and branchiostegal membranes (usually with a separate tiny streak underlining posterior mandible) and rearward along ventral abdomen; pelvic fins are bright purple-magenta with a darker streak along length of second soft-ray; presence of magenta patch covering first 3-4 dorsal-fin spines (not extending onto body) and surrounding an oval black spot about pupil diameter on outer half of first 3 spinous membranes (Ref. 85755).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on walls, in shallow reef areas (Ref. 85755).

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Victor, B.C. and J.E. Randall, 2010. Gramma dejongi, a new basslet (Perciformes: Grammatidae) from Cuba, a sympatric sibling species of G. loreto. Zoological Studies 49(6):865-871. (Ref. 85755)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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