Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acanthuriformes
(Surgeonfishes) > Chaetodontidae
Etymology: Prognathodes: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335); geminus: Name from Latin adjective for 'twin'; referring to its similarity in color to P. basabei> from the Hawaiian Islands..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 110 - 150 m (Ref. 120553). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific: Caroline Is., Palau I.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 120553)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D XIII, 17-19; A III,15; head 2.48-2.49 in SL; body depth 1.71-1.76 in SL; length of pelvic-fin spine 4.18-4.46 in SL. Colour of body white with three broad dark brown bands, the first intersecting the eye (Ref. 120553).
Occurs in association with limestone outcroppings on steep slopes and the type specimens were collected in an area with broken limestone rubble (Ref. 120553). FishBase common name coined by authors.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Copus, J.M., R.L. Pyle, B.D. Green and J.E. Randall, 2019. Prognathodes geminus, a new species of butterflyfish (Teleostei, Chaetodontidae) from Palau. ZooKeys 835:125-137. (Ref. 120553)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02188 (0.01067 - 0.04484), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .