Apogonichthyoides atripes (Ogilby, 1916)
Bulls-eye cardinalfish
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Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Apogoninae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 6 - 30 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: eastern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Short caudal peduncle. Posterior margin of preopercle coarsely serrated. Caudal fin slightly rounded with rounded corners. Pelvic fins larger than dorsal fin. Greyish-brown to black; ocellus above pectoral; caudal and pectorals clear, other fins black (Ref. 9002).
Biology:  Inhabits protected coastal bays and estuaries in sponge and soft-coral areas (Ref. 9002).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 31.05.03
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 14.03.19

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