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    Species: Ecsenius midas
    Class: C
    Environment: Reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 40 m (Ref. 30874 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334 )
    Distribution: Tropical Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Aqaba and southeast coast of Africa to the Marquesan Islands.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 20 - 23. Golden orange in color; black spot around anus; anterior part of dorsal fin with narrow dark margin (Ref. 4404 ). Indonesian form grey or greenish to golden-yellow. Tail long in adults (Ref. 48636 ).
    Biology: Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 9710 ), from clear coastal to outer reef walls, usually where currents are moderate (Ref. 48636 ). During its orange-yellow phase, it is observed to school with Pseudanthias squamipinnis which it resembles in color. Individuals of Ecsenius midas can change color quickly from when on the bottom to swimming in open water to match the colors of the fishes it mixes with (Ref. 48636 ). Reported to feed on zooplankton. Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 9710. Also a planktivore (Ref. 37816 ). Oviparous (Ref. 205 ). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=7561
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Ecsenius midas
    Classification Request: Classification Request Not Available

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