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    Species: Elacatinus genie
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Class: B
    Synonyms: Gobiosoma genie
    Environment: Reef-associated; marine, usually 1 - 30 m (Ref. 27115 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251 )
    Distribution: Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115 ); 27°N - 19°N Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and Grand Cayman Island.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11. Whitish with two black stripes, one middorsal and the other lateral on head but passing to lower side on body, both ending in caudal fin; pale band separating two black stripes bright yellow on head, this band narrowing as it passes anteriorly, forming a V on top of snout with band of other side (Ref. 13442 ).
    Biology: Found on live coral. Removes ectoparasites from other fishes. Monogamous (Ref. 52884 ). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35408 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=12443
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Elacatinus genie
    Classification Request: Classification Request Not Available
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