Ostorhinchus aphanes  Fraser, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: aphanes: Name from a Greek adjective meaning obscure; referring to the difficulty identifying this species without carefully examining premaxillary and dentary teeth.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 73 m (Ref. 91763).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Palau, but expected to occur elsewhere in the region.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91763)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: fins pale with a single faint yellow stripe above the pored lateral line scales; one row of teeth in front of premaxilla to two rows on side then a single row; 1-2 rows of teeth on dentary, becoming larger on side in a single row; basicaudal spot with discrete melanophores (Ref. 91763).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Mouthbrooders. Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).

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Fraser, T.H., 2012. A new species of deeper dwelling West Pacific cardinalfish (Percomorpha: Apogonidae) with a redescription of Ostorhinchus atrogaster. Zootaxa 3492:77-84. (Ref. 91763)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00502 - 0.02394), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .