Apogon unitaeniatus  Allen, 1995

Single-striped cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Apogon: Greek, a = without + Greek pogon = chin, beard (Ref. 45335);  unitaeniatus: From Latin meaning single-striped in reference to its characteristic colour pattern.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 58018).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: northwestern Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36661)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. Predorsal scales 4; gill raker count given includes 1-2 rudiments at beginning of upper and lower limbs; fine serrae present on margin of preopercle, preopercular ridge, and circumorbitals; body depth 2.5-2.8 in SL; color entirely whitish except for dark midlateral stripe extending from upper edge of preopercle to base of caudal fin. Remarks: Caudal fin slightly forked.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow bays and trawling grounds (Ref. 36661), on soft bottoms (Ref. 31104). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 31104.

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Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).

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Allen, G.R., 1995. A new species of cardinalfish (Apogon: Apogonidae) from northwestern Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 17:177-180. (Ref. 31104)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.5 - 28.7, mean 27.4 (based on 306 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00273 - 0.02654), b=3.14 (2.89 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .