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Location: Indo-Pacific: Pakistan and India to southern
Japan, Hawaii, and the Society Islands. This name is used for maybe 10
distinct species in the Indo-Pacific
Environment: brackish; marine ; depth range - 68 m
Availability: CB & WC available
Physical Characteristics: grow to 10"
(7.0-17.0cm), very common, Coronet: low-medium, rounded, overhanging at
the back, often with a cup-like depression in the top; sometimes with
broad flanges; not spiny. Spines: low, rounded bumps only. Other
distinctive characters: deep head; deep body; thick snout. Color
pattern: often totally black with a grainy texture; alternatively pale
yellow or cream with fairly large, dark spots (especially females); may
be sandy coloured, blending in with the surroundings.
Reproduction: 20-28 day gestation. Up to 1000 fry
Other Information: Also referred to as the Kuda complex as
this name is used for maybe 10 distinct species in the Indo-Pacific - caution should be used in
assuming any fact applies to all members of the Kuda complex.