Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
This species is placed in the genus Ostorhinchus in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Mar. 2011: Ref. 86697) in accordance with the elevation of the Apogon subgenera to genus rank. We postpone this change until a more complete assessment is published.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 30°N - 30°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
soft rays: 8. Whitish with 5-6 black stripes (Ref. 2334). Secondary dark line extends backwards as far as the first dorsal fin, in large specimens (Ref. 37816). Absence of dark spot on caudal fin base; greatest depth of body 2.7-3.0 in SL (Ref 90102).
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and Sodwana Bay, South Africa (Ref. 4329) to the Line and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales (Australia) and Rapa.
Occurs inshore (Ref. 7300). Found in holes or ledges of outer reef flats in areas exposed to surge (Ref. 1602), to depths of about 10 m (Ref. 48635). Nocturnal (Ref. 7300).
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
= 0.5000 [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 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .