Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Archamia: Greek, arche = old + Greek, amia = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Waite.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 54391). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)
soft rays: 12 - 14. Diagnosis: Rays: dorsal VII + I,9; anal II,12-14; pectoral rays 14-15 (rarely 16). Gill rakers 5-7 + 16-19 (total 22-26). Lateral-line scales 25+2-3. Median predorsal scales 4 (rarely 3). Body depth 2.5-2.8 in SL; body width 2.05-2.8 in body depth; eye diameter 2.3-2.8 in head length; first dorsal spine 3.6 or more in length of second spine; second dorsal spine 2.9-4.4, and third dorsal spine 2.1-2.5 in head length; spine of second dorsal fin 2.25-2.8, and second anal spine 2.4-3.2 in head length; pelvic-fin length 4.4-5.0 in SL; caudal-peduncle depth 1.6-2.0in its length, and caudal-peduncle length 4.2-4.6 in SL; distance from insertion of pelvic spine to anal-fin origin 4.1-5.3 in SL. Posterior preopercular edge completely serrate or nearly so; ventral preopercular edge completely serrate; exposed posttemporal edge smooth. Scaly sheath along anal-fin base poorly developed or absent (Ref. 54391).
Western Pacific: New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and Australia.
Nocturnal species; occurs inshore (Ref. 7300); in shallow coastal and lagoon reefs, in groups among corals (Ref. 9710).
Gon, O. and J.E. Randall, 2003. Revision of the Indo-Pacific cardinalfish genus Archamia (Perciformes: Apogonidae), with description of a new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (35):49 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01095 (-0.18836 - 0.21026), b=3.18 (3.07 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for species & family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .