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Gunnellichthys pleurotaenia  Bleeker, 1858

Onestripe wormfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > 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: Bleeker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 15 m (Ref. 90102), usually 3 - ? m (Ref. 1602).   Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?; 30°N - 24°S

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Western Central Pacific: Java and the Philippines to western Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals and the southern Great Barrier Reef. Throughout Micronesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 20 - 21; Dorsal soft rays (total): 38-41; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 36 - 40.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow, flat and sandy areas (Ref. 1602). Solitary or in pairs (Ref. 90102). Found near seagrass or mangrove habitats (Ref. 48637). Often less than 3 m, sometimes over 8 m depth (Ref. 1602).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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