Catalog Number: USNM 258667
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): Australian Museum, Sydney & Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Halfway Island, NNW Face, Cape York Pen., Qld. Coral, Silty Sand., Queensland, Australia, Pacific
Depth (m): 4 to 9
- Paratype: Hoese, D. F. & Larson, H. K. 1994. Indo-Pacific Fishes. No. 23: 13.
Depth range (m): 6.5 - 6.5
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From 2 to 9 meters.
Habitat: reef-associated. Inhabits very silty to muddy sand patches near rocks and corals. Occurs only in turbid near-shore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Feeds on small invertebrates, particularly copepods by sifting sand.
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