Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous (Ref. 46888); depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 90102). Subtropical
Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43239)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. Characterized by semi-transparent green or pale yellow head and body, lower head and body bright iridescent green; presence of nine reddish to brownish orange internal bars extending dorsally from vertebral column; three indistinct brownish orange bars across peritoneum; 7-8 narrow internal bars ventrally from vertebral column; lower caudal fin base and peduncle sometimes with yellow orange blotch; 2-4 lowermost pectoral rays unbranched and thickened distally; longitudinal scale series 34-51; short and cup-like pelvic fins, fleshy lobes and frenum; opening of gill usually reaching to below rear edge of eye (Ref. 90102).
Found on gorgonians, commensal (Ref. 43239). Exclusively associated with Isis hippuris in 1-15 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nakabo, T., 2002. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition II. Tokai University Press, Japan, pp 867-1749. (Ref. 43239)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 1684 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00300 - 0.01455), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .