Choerodon melanostigma Fowler & Bean, 1928
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Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Bodianinae
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Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8. A broad dark, oblique band present on dorsal half of body directed anteroventrally from below posterior third of dorsal fin, dark band with pale marginal bands anteriorly and posteriorly. (Ref 9823)
Biology:  Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 June 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.03.99
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 29.01.18

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