Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Kurtiformes
(Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: .erythrophthalma: Name from the Greek words 'eruthros' meaning red and 'ophthalmos' for eye, referring to the reddish orange iris of the species; an adjective treated as feminine.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 115 - 469 m (Ref. 103389), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103389); 5.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8 - 9;
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: reddish orange iris; usually D VIII with the eighth spine tiny; 2 series of dark spots (suffused with orange in life) on upper part of body of which anterior spots of upper series with paler centre; posterior preopercular edge has 5-14 small serrations and membranous, crenulated ventral edge (Ref. 103389).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gon, O., Y.-C. Liao and K.-T. Shao, 2015. A new species of the cardinalfish genus Jaydia (Teleostei: Apogonidae) from the Philippines. Zootaxa 3980(2):286-292. (Ref. 103389)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.4 - 18.9, mean 16.2 °C (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00690 - 0.03171), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .