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Etymology: wayag: Named for its type locality, Wayag I., Indonesia; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 15 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia; probably wide ranging up to the East Indian region and far western Pacific, including Ryukyu Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 13. Characterized by pale greyish to white body with two main rows of reddish spots or rectangular blotches on side, most large spots and blotches surrounded by ring of blue spots; side of snout, cheek, opercle and side of nape with short blu and yellow bands; dorsal rays VI+I,13; anal rays I,13; pectoral rays 18; pelvic rays I,5; scales in longitudinal scale series 57-60; circumpeduncular scales 15; head. Nape and prepecctoral area without scales; entirely cycloid scales; elongate body, depth 6.0-6.4 at pelvic fin origin; opening of gill extending forward to about vertical at posterior edge of preopercle; dorsal spines progressively longer to third spine; filamentous third dorsal spine, 2.8-3.4 in SL; ovate caudal fin with rounded margin, 3.1-3.4 in SL; gill rakers 2+9(3-4+8-9) (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sandy slopes in sheltered water at depths ranging between 8-15 m (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00261 - 0.01268), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .