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Neopomacentrus aktites Allen, Moore & Allen, 2017

Western Australian demoiselle
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Neopomacentrus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,poma = cover, operculum + Greek,kentron = sting (Ref. 45335);  aktites: Name from Greek meaning shore dweller; referring to its relatively shallow-water habitat; noun in apposition.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 117117).   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117117)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XIII,10-12 (usually 11); A II,10-12 (usually 11); pectoral-fin rays 17-19 (rarely 19); tubed lateral-line scales 16-19 (usually 17-18); total gill rakers on first arch 21-23 (usually 21-22); body depth 2.2-2.4 in SL; ventral margin of suborbital exposed (i.e. not hidden by scales); middle fin rays of dorsal and anal fins filamentous; dorsal and ventral margins of caudal fin filamentous; mainly dark brown in life except pale posteriormost parts of dorsal and anal fins and pale central portion of caudal fin; dark margins of caudal fin restricted to proximal half of fin; small dark spot at upper pectoral-fin base, but not extending into axil of fin (Ref. 117117).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is generally associated with rocky substrates with ample crevices and coral formations, utilized for shelter. These are captured from about 1-10 m, with considerable tidal fluctuation (10+ m), especially along the Kimberley coast. Usually in large aggregations, which feed well above the bottom on zooplankton (Ref. 117117)..

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Allen, G.R., G.I. Moore and M.G. Allen, 2017. Neopomacentrus aktites, a new species of damselfish (Pisces: Pomacentridae) from Western Australia. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 29:1-10. (Ref. 117117)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00665 - 0.03288), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .