Coral Devil, Plesiops coeruleolineatus Rüppell 1835


Other Names: Banded Devilfish, Crimsontip Longfin, Red-tipped Longfin

A Coral Devil, Plesiops coeruleolineatus, on the Izu Peninsula, Japan. Source: Izuzuki / www.izuzuki.com. License: CC by Attribution-ShareAlike

Summary:
A brownish longfin with a blue-edged black stripe on the dorsal fin, red tips on the dorsal-fin spines, a dark blue line below the eye, and a pair of dark spots behind the eye. The Coral Devil hides in crevices and is rarely seen by divers.

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Dianne J. Bray, Plesiops coeruleolineatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Jul 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/4603

Coral Devil, Plesiops coeruleolineatus Rüppell 1835

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Distribution

North West Cape, WA (21º55´S) to Heron Island, QLD (23º27´S); Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef, Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands WA; Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.
Inhabits crevices on outer reefs in depths to 23 m.

Species Citation

Plesiops coeruleolineatus Rüppell 1835, Fische des Rothen Meeres 1: 5, pl. 2(5). Type locality: Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Coral Devil, Plesiops coeruleolineatus Rüppell 1835

References


Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp.

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Allen, G.R. & Steene, R.C. 1988. Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 197 pp.

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls.

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 2004. Basslets, Hamlets and their relatives. A comprehensive guide to selected Serranidae and Plesiopidae. Chorleywood, UK : TMC Publishing 1, 216 pp. (as Plesiops melas)

Mooi, R.D. 1995. Revision, phylogeny, and discussion of biology and biogeography of the fish genus Plesiops (Perciformes: Plesiopidae). Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contributions 159: 1-107.

Mooi, R.D. 1999. Families Plesiopidae, Notograptidae. pp. 2586-2587 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790.

Ogilby, J.D. 1913. On six new or rare Queensland fishes. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 2: 81-89 figs 21-23 (as Pharopteryx melas)

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Rüppell, W.P.E. 1835. Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres. Frankfurt Vol. 1, pp. 1–28, pls 1–7.

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37316013

Depth:0-23 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8.5 cm TL

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