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Apogon crassiceps  Garman, 1903

Transparent cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Apogon: Greek, a = without + Greek pogon = chin, beard (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Garman.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 18 - 55 m (Ref. 37816).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102); common length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. Distinguished by having the following characteristics: dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II,8; pectoral fin rays 13; pelvic fin rays I,5; pored lateral line scales 24; predorsal scales 5-6; large scale between first dorsal fin and lateral line 1; circumpeduncular scales 12; total gill rakers 15-16, developed gill rakers 8-9; full scale between first dorsal fin and lateral line 1, often with smaller second scale (Ref. 93839). Resembles A. unicolor but distinguished by fewer spines in the 1st dorsal fin (6 against 7), large scales, and fewer lateral line scales (23 against 25). Body color uniformly dark reddish, each scale mottled with brown. Attains 10 cm TL. Further characterized by having a semi-transparent red color, with a thin, dark red stripe on mid-lateral surface of the body (Ref. 93839) greatest depth of body 2.7-3.0 in SL (Ref 90102).

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Indo-Pacific. Replaced by Apogon coccineus from the Red Sea to Persian Gulf and by Apogon erythrinus in the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 37816).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on inshore reefs, lagoons, and seaward reefs (Ref. 37816). Nocturnal species (Ref. 7300). Feeds on small benthic crustaceans (Ref. 37816). Maximum depth reported taken from Ref. 57178.

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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=0.01950 (0.00827 - 0.04596), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.