Earle's Splitfin, Luzonichthys earlei Randall 1981


Earle's Splitfin, Luzonichthys earlei, from Maile Point, Oahu, Hawaii. Source: John E. Randall / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A small slender anthiine with a yellowish-orange snout, upper head and back, and the rest of the body pink to magenta with a silvery sheen on the cheek, gill cover and midsides.

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Dianne J. Bray, Luzonichthys earlei in Fishes of Australia, accessed 10 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/5027

Earle's Splitfin, Luzonichthys earlei Randall 1981

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Distribution

Occurs at Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) in the Australian EE. Found elsewhere in the tropical Indo-west-central Pacific.
Forms large feeding aggregations on outer reefs, often on steep reef slopes in 15-205 m.

Features

Meristic features: Dorsal fin X + 16-17; Anal fin III, 7; Pectoral fin 19-21; lateral-line scales 59-68; Gill rakers 6-9 + 19-22.
Body slender, depth 3.6-4.1 in SL; caudal fin deeply forked.

Size

5.5 cm TL

Species Citation

Luzonichthys earlei Randall, 1981, Mar. Freshw. Aquar. 4(9): 14, fig. 4. Type locality: off Maile Point, Waianae coast, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Earle's Splitfin, Luzonichthys earlei Randall 1981

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

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

Heemstra, P.C. & Randall, J.E. 1999. Family Serranidae. pp. 2442-2548 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 2069-2790 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.

Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Guam : Coral Graphics vi 330 pp. 192 pls.

Randall, J.E. 1981. Luzonichthys earlei a new species of anthiine fish from the Hawaiian Islands. Marine and Freshwater Aquarium 4(9): 13-18.

Randall, J.E. 2007. Reef and shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawai'i 546 pp.

Randall, J.E. & McCosker, J.E. 1992. Revision of the fish genus Luzonichthys (Perciformes: Serranidae: Anthiinae), with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 21: 1-21 pls I-II

Sadovy, Y.J. 2010. Luzonichthys earlei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. . Downloaded on 30 August 2014.

Quick Facts


Biology:Capable of changing sex

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:15-205 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5.5 cm TL

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