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Malacoctenus carrowi  Wirtz, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labrisomidae (Labrisomids)
Etymology: Malacoctenus: Greek, malakos = soft + Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb (Ref. 45335);  carrowi: Named for Frank Carrow, Carrow Foundation.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 11 - 13 m (Ref. 98055).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Atlantic: Cape Verde Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98055); 3.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XX+10; A II+19; pectoral 14 soft rays; ventrals three soft rays; the length of shortest pelvic ray is more than half the length of the longest pelvic ray; lateral line scales 55-56; presence of prepectoral scales which are considerably smaller than scales on body; belly scaled except breast area; colour pattern dominated by 6 vertical bars on the body, delineated in straight vertical lines; these bands barely enter the dorsal fin; transparent dorsal fin membranes (Ref. 98055).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected using anaesthetic (quinaldine or clove) oil sprayed into horizontal cracks in rock faces or below large stones at about 10-13 m depth. Additional animals were seen when overturning big stones at 10-16 m and one individual was photographed at night, resting on open rock in water only 3 m deep (Ref. 98055).

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Wirtz, P., 2014. A new species of Malacoctenus from the Cape Verde Islands, eastern Atlantic (Pisces Teleostei, Labrisomidae). Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences 31:15-20. (Ref. 98055)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00394 - 0.02210), b=3.03 (2.83 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .