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 Pristiapogon 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; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 158 m (Ref. 27665). Tropical; 32°N - 28°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
soft rays: 8. Tan to light red brown in color, dusky scale margins; a brown mid-lateral stripe from tip of snout, through eye to upper caudal base (stripe may fade on peduncle); black spot at base of caudal fin (Ref. 2334, 4329).
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Algoa Bay, South Africa (Ref. 4329) and east to the Line, Marquesan, and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to New Zealand (Ref. 8879) and Rapa.
Occurs in clear water lagoon patch reefs and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of 45 m (Ref. 1602). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Generally found singly in crevices. Feeds at night on small benthic and free-swimming crustaceans (Ref. 1602).
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01121 (-0.09514 - 0.11757), b=3.18499 (3.11590 - 3.25408), based on LWR estimates for species & family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .