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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 260 - 350 m (Ref. 78445). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: known only from catches at the continental slope of Sokotra (Arabian Sea).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78445)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 28 - 29. Can be diagnosed from other species by having the following characters: 19-20 gill rakers; dorsal-fin rays VIII 32-33; anal-fin rays III 28-29; pectoral-fin rays I 13; caudal fin rays iv 12 iii; body elongated oval, upper and lower profiles without pronounced angles, upper anterior profile moderately steep with pronounced notch above eye and shallow notch in front of the beginning of dorsal fin; upper posterior profile almost straight, lower profile archlike; head length 2.4 times in SL, mouth slit subvertical; lips narrow; descending part of praemaxillare straight; and orbit diameter 2.5-2.8 times in HL (Ref. 78445).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Parin, N.V. and O.D. Borodulina, 2006. Antigonias (Antigonia, Caproidae) of the Western Indian Ocean: 2 species with eight spiny rays in the dorsal fin. J. Ichthyol. 46(3):203-211. (Ref. 78445)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .