Discotrema crinophila Briggs, 1976, between Stuart and Yanuca islands, Benga Lagoon, Benga, Fiji Islands.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Elongate body, with a rounded snout. There are 8–9 dorsal fin soft rays and 7–8 anal fin soft rays. Color is black, with a yellow stripe that runs along each flank from the snout to the base of the caudal fin and a mid-dorsal yellow stripe that joins the lateral stripes at the snout.
Western Pacific, from the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan south to Taiwan, southeast to the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea, and east to Fiji and Christmas Island, Line Islands (Kiribati). Specimens reported from the Great Barrier Reef, and possibly the Bismarck Archipelago, represent an undescribed species.
Lives among the arms of crinoids on coral reefs at a depth range of 26–66 ft (8–20 m).
Poorly known. Swims about the arms of crinoids.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Feeds upon small invertebrates.
Poorly known but likely lays demersal eggs, perhaps at the base of a crinoid.
Not listed by the IUCN.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
May be collected infrequently for aquaria.
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