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
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)
soft rays: 8. 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.
Indo-Pacific. Replaced by Apogon coccineus from the Red Sea to Persian Gulf and by Apogon erythrinus in the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 37816).
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.
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.
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01263 (-0.15731 - 0.18256), b=3.15 (3.05 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 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) .