Opistognathus rufilineatus, Red-Lined Jawfish

Opistognathus rufilineatus Smith-Vaniz & Allen, 2007

Red-Lined Jawfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc (Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Etymology: Opistognathus: Greek, opisthe = behind + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335);  rufilineatus: - Name from Latin ‘rufus’ for reddish and ‘lineatus’ for line’ referring to the striped color pattern of the species.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 35 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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Western Pacific: Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 10; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: upper jaw extending about 0.7-0.9 eye diameters behind posterior margin of orbit, the maxilla widest at end, without a flexible lamina posteriorly; D XI,11; A II,10. Colouration: body generally yellowish brown, slightly darker on back, with narrow red-brown stripes outlining each yellow-tan lateral scale row and fins without dark spots are distinctive markings; cheeks with a few scattered, small, dark, brown spots, also with narrow oblique lines; posterior infraorbital pore positions occupied by multiple pores; most preopercular pore positions bi-pored (Ref. 75148).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens were collected on the edge of a 200 m-wide channel between the mainland and a small island, where the area is exposed to periodic strong currents associated with tidal fluctuation. It is characterized by relatively rich coral grading to rubble in deeper water with a maximum depth of about 50 m. It has a series of vents, at depths of about 2-35 m, which releases large volumes of freshwater and the abrupt salinity changes are visible due to the blurring effect of the fresh- and seawater mixture. About 10 burrows of this species were detected on rubble bottoms in about 20-25 m depth during the 2006 and 2007 visits. The two type specimens were taken from their burrows using a clove oil-alcohol solution (Ref. 75148).

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Smith-Vaniz, W.F. and G.R. Allen, 2007. Opistognathus rufilineatus, a new species of jawfish (Opistognathidae) from the Bird's Head Peninsula, western New Guinea. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 13(1):35-42. (Ref. 75148)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans






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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .