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      Coral Dragonet
      Coral Dragonet

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Paradiplogrammus corallinus
      Max. size: 3.7 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.0 cm SL (female)
      Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 12 - 58 m
      Climate: subtropical
      Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Japan, New Caledonia, and Hawaii.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Dorsoposterior edge of eye with a pair of supraorbital cirri. Long, somewhat pointed snout. Male with first dorsal fin high and elongate; and with an inverse Y-shaped, blackish brown blotch on the throat. The female with a large dark mark at the base of its pelvic fin.
      Biology: Found on mixed volcanic and coral sand, broken shells, and rubble substrate, with low relief and no algal cover (rarely on pure sand)
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      Keywords: Coral Dragonet


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