Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Rhabdamia: Greek, rhabdos = stick + Greek, amia = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 25 m (Ref. 93839). Tropical; 32°N - 12°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4329)
soft rays: 12 - 13. This species is distinguished by the following characters: bluish longitudinal stripe on the middle of the body; translucent white or pink, silvery on head and abdomen; caudal peduncle sometimes with a posteriorly placed black spot; characterized further by one or both caudal fin lobes having black tip; greatest depth of body 3.3-3.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Marshall Islands and New Guinea, north to Japan (Ref. 559), south to northern Australia, including the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819).
Inhabits lagoon and coastal reefs, among coral and rocks (Ref. 4329). Forms large schools (Ref. 559). Feeds during the day in currents above reefs as well as at night (Ref. 48635).
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 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
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01100 (0.00508 - 0.02380), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=2.67).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .