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    Species: Ecsenius lineatus
    Class: C
    Environment: Reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 28 m (Ref. 5296 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559 )
    Distribution: Tropical Indo-West Pacific: Yemen (Ref. 54476 ) to northwest Australia, Philippines and Japan.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 20. Anterior nostril with a long cirrus on posterior margin only. A longitudinal dark stripe on body often interrupted in larger specimens. In some populations, the black lateral stripe is sometimes present as a series of blotches (not observed in Indonesia) (Ref. 48636 ).
    Biology: Inhabits shallow clear coastal to outer reef crests with rich coral growth to about 15 m depth (Ref. 48636 ). Occur in coral reefs (Ref. 9710 ). Often collected at depths less than 1 m in the northernmost parts of its range, but may occur more deeply (to 28 m) further south, and rarely more shallow than 5 m (Ref. 5296 ). Oviparous (Ref. 205 ). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=7567
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Ecsenius lineatus
    Classification Request: Classification Request Not Available
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