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    Species: Pholidichthys leucotaenia
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Class: A
    Synonyms: Brotulophis argentistriatus
    Environment: Reef-associated; marine, usually 10 - 20 m (Ref. 27115 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 34.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710 )
    Distribution: Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115 ) Western Central Pacific: Philippines south to the Solomon Islands. Absent from Australia.
    Description: Dorsal soft rays (total): 72 - 79; Anal soft rays: 54 - 62
    Biology: Inhabits shallow lagoon and coastal reefs (Ref. 9710 )(Ref. 48635 ). Forms schools that are often found under ledges or around coral heads (Ref. 9710 ). Swim in tight formation to look like a single large body (Ref. 48635 ). Juveniles resemble the venomous striped catfish Plotosus lineatus. Adults live secretively in reefs and have a barred or spotted color pattern (Ref. 48635 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=4433
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Pholidichthys leucotaenia
    Classification Request: Classification Request Not Available
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