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: leslie: Named for Leslie Whaylen; noun in apposition.
Genus placement uncertain until the split of Apogon in its various subgenera is confirmed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 12 m (Ref. 78069). Tropical
Central Pacific: American Samoa and Vanuatu.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78069)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is characterized by the following features: D VII - I,9; A II, 8; pectoral rays 14; 24 lateral-line scales; 4 predorsal scales; gill rakers 7 +17-18; finely serrate preopercular edge; slightly irregular preopercular ridge; body depth 3.2-3.45 in SL; alcohol preserved color is yellowish white, the scales on and above lateral line with a dusky blotch; oblique dusky lines on head, a dusky line near base of second dorsal fin; color when alive is yellow, shading to pale red posteriorly on caudal peduncle and caudal-fin base, fine blue markings anterodorsally on body, mostly on scale edges, head with 5 blue lines, the median dorsal and uppermost on each side bifurcating, two passing through eye, and a faint fifth across cheek, light red caudal fin light, remaining fins yellow, the second dorsal with a dusky blue line above base (Ref. 78069).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schultz, J. and J.E. Randall, 2006. Ostorhinchus leslie, a new coral-reef cardinalfish from American Samoa. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 12(1):1-10. (Ref. 78069)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
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=0.01096 (0.00498 - 0.02415), b=3.11 (2.92 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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) .