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Diagnostic Description

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Exhibits color variations.
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Life Cycle

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Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 16; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 12 - 14
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Threats

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Least Concern (LC)
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Biology

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Adults inhabit rocky inshore reefs (Ref. 9334). Omnivorous (Ref. 9334). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
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Stegastes rectifraenum

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Stegastes rectifraenum, commonly known as the Cortez damselfish or Cortez gregory, is a damselfish of the family Pomacentridae. It is native to the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean, its range including Baja California in Mexico, and the Gulf of California. It is found on rocky inshore reefs at depths ranging from 1 to 10 m (3 ft 3 in to 32 ft 10 in).[3]

Status

Stegastes rectifraenum has a wide distribution and is common in many parts of its range and its populations appear to be stable. No particular threats have been identified and the IUCN rate it as being of "Least Concern".[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Allen, G.; Robertson, R.; Zapata, F. (2010). "Stegastes rectifraenum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T183586A8139837. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T183586A8139837.en.
  2. ^ Bailly, Nicolas (2013). "Stegastes rectifraenum (Gill, 1862)". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  3. ^ "Stegastes rectifraenum (Gill, 1862): Cortez damselfish". FishBase. Retrieved 2014-01-08.

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Stegastes rectifraenum: Brief Summary

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Stegastes rectifraenum, commonly known as the Cortez damselfish or Cortez gregory, is a damselfish of the family Pomacentridae. It is native to the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean, its range including Baja California in Mexico, and the Gulf of California. It is found on rocky inshore reefs at depths ranging from 1 to 10 m (3 ft 3 in to 32 ft 10 in).

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