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Apogon americanus  Castelnau, 1855

Brazilian flamefish
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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 13121), usually 0 - 35 m (Ref. 40849).   Tropical; - 24°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13121)

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Southwest Atlantic and Eastern Central Atlantic: endemic to Brazil, including Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and St. Paul's Rocks.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rock pools but also found to depths of at least 50 m. Hides in holes and crevices during the day (Ref. 13121). Feeds on plankton (Ref. 40849).

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Lubbock, R. and A. Edwards, 1981. The fishes of Saint Paul's Rocks. J. Fish Biol. 18:135-157.

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 empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.71000 (nan - nan), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 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 (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.