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Pseudamiops diaphanes  Randall, 1998

Transparent cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Pseudaminae
Etymology: Pseudamiops: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, amia = a kind of shark + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335);  diaphanes: Named for its transparency..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 25 m (Ref. 27665).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27665); 3.0 cm SL (female)

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Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii and Johnston islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in caves (Ref. 27665). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Caught by hand net at night and also with the use of rotenone (Ref. 27665).

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Randall, J.E., 1998. Review of the cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 3(1):25-38.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [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 BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.