Apogonichthyoides euspilotus  (Fraser, 2006)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: euspilotus: Name from Greek prefix 'eu' and the Greek word 'spilotos' meaning well-spotted, refers to the multiple darkish spots on the body; an adjective.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: New Caledonia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78367)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body with numerous, small dark spots (brownish in alcohol); below the eye is a broad darkish cheek mark; from the eye to beginning of opercle, a darkish mark; smooth to slightly crenulate ventral margin of preopercle; 8 gill rakers on the first arch, well-developed; pectoral-fin rays 17; D VII(I) - I, 9; stomach, intestine, and peritoneum pale (Ref. 78367).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Fraser, T.H., 2006. A new species of cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae: Apogon) from New Caledonia, with comments and a key to related species. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 119(1):137-142. (Ref. 78367)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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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=0.00851 (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   ±0.5 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) .