Coral Devil (species: Plesiops coeruleolineatus) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Plesiops coeruleolineatus
Coral Devil


©Anne Hoggett: Plesiops coeruleolineatus about 7 cm long from the Lizard Island Research Station display aquarium.

©Anne Hoggett: Plesiops coeruleolineatus about 7 cm long from the Lizard Island Research Station display aquarium.

©Alex Vail: Plesiops coeruleolineatus about 35 mm long from Lizard Island lagoon (aquarium photo)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Plesiopidae
Genus Plesiops
Species Plesiops coeruleolineatus

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Apparently abundant but cryptic

Behaviour

Small and cryptic, lives in crevices

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.

Other references

  • Goatley, C.H.R., A. Gonz├ílez-Cabello and D.R. Bellwood (2016). Reef-scale partitioning of cryptobenthic fish assemblages across the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 544: 271-280. LIRS catalog number 2039.
  • Goatley, C.H.R., A. Gonzalez-Cabello and D.R. Bellwood (2017). Small cryptopredators contribute to high predation rates on coral reefs, Coral Reefs, 36(1): 207-212. LIRS catalog number 2065.
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