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); kautamea: Specific name is a compound adjective from the Old Rapanui language of Easter Island, ‘ku’ata’ meaning transparent and 'mea' meaning red, referring to the transparent red coloration of the species.. More on author: Greenfield, Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 18 - 20 m (Ref. 58270). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 89467)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is small, usually less than 40 mm SL, semitranslucent, red and lacking stripes or bars or black edges on scales on body sides; dorsal VI-I,8-9 (almost always I,9); anal II,8; pectoral 13-15 (almost always 14); usually a total of 16 or fewer gillrakers (rudiments included) on the first gill arch; 2 predorsal (supraneural) bones; a free edge of skin near the anterior nasal opening; 2 scales between the lateral line and the base of the third spine of the first dorsal fin (Ref. 58270).
Southeast Pacific: Easter Is.
Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2004. Two new cardinalfish species of the genus Apogon from Easter Island. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 55(29):561-567. (Ref. 58270)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .