Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acanthuriformes
(Surgeonfishes) > Antigoniidae
Etymology: Antigonia: Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, who defied her uncle, king Creon, by performing funeral rites over her brother Polynices and was condemned to be immured in a cave (Ref. 45335); kenyae: Named for its type locality, Kenya.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 438 m (Ref. 57877). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: off the coast of Kenya.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57877)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 25. This species is characterized by the following: body elongated, moderately deep, with its upper anterior profile almost straight with shallow notches in front of the eye and beginning of the dorsal fin; scales with deep posterior ridges with short ctenias at the margin; head length 2.1 times the standard length; subvertical mouth slit; lips not broadened; straight premaxillary, with no notch at the alveolar process; retroarticulare without spine; orbit diameter 2.1 times the head length and upper jaw 2.2 times the orbit diameter; 16 gill rakers (Ref. 57877).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Parin, N.V. and O.D. Borodulina, 2005. Antigonia (Caproidae) from the western Indian Ocean: 1. Species with nine spiny rays in the dorsal fin. J. Ichthyol. 45(6):417-428. (Ref. 57877)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02344 (0.01103 - 0.04981), b=2.97 (2.77 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .