Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Apogon: Greek, a = without + Greek pogon = chin, beard (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 9626). Tropical; 32°N - 9°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26938)
Western Central Atlantic: Bermuda, southeastern Florida (USA), and Bahamas to the Antilles (Ref. 26340) and Venezuela.
Ubiquitous, from gravel pits and rock ledges at the sea's edge to clear-water reefs. Remains hidden in cracks and crevices during the day (Ref. 9626). Sometimes observed between the spines of Diadema antillarum (Ref. 9626).
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 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=0.01095 (-0.15802 - 0.17993), b=3.07 (2.98 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this genus-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 (14 of 100) .