Lubbockichthys myersi Gill & Edwards, 2006
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Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudoplesiopinae
Max. size:  3.86 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 20 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Guam.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-26; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-15; Vertebrae: 32-32. This species is distinguished from its congeners in having a very slender body, with greatest body depth 15.8 % SL and depth at dorsal-fin origin 15.3 % SL). It also has a higher number of vertebrae (14 + 18) (Ref. 76877).
Biology:  The species was observed (by R. Myers) to hover within half a meter of the side of the cave (the cave with a large chimney with 3-4 m opening in a shelf about 20 m, and a large opening in the adjacent wall from about 36 to at least 50 m). Seeks refuge (darts) into a hole when approached within 2-3 meters (Ref. 76877).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.07.08

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