Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Apogon: Greek, a = without + Greek pogon = chin, beard (Ref. 45335); oxina: From the Greek oxina meaning rake or harrow, referring to the vertical bars on the side reaching the stripe.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 22 m (Ref. 37582). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37582)
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24. Usually with 23-24 total gill rakers on the first arch, no white spot behind the second dorsal fin, dark vertical bars present on body reaching to or past the lateral line, dark stripes present on head and upper body, and caudal peduncle length 20-25% SL.
Indian Ocean: Maldives, India and Sri Lanka.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
Fraser, T.H., 1999. A new species of cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 112(1):40-44. (Ref. 37582)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00493 - 0.02126), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (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 (10 of 100) .