Epigonus cavaticus Ida, Okamoto & Sakaue, 2007
Palauan deepwater cardinalfish
Epigonus cavaticus
photo by Okamoto, M.

Family:  Epigonidae (Deepwater cardinalfishes)
Max. size:  6.95 cm TL (male/unsexed); 6.68 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 20 - 200 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: currently known only from Palau.
Biology:  It may be possible that the species may occur in deeper water and migrate to shallow water for spawning or feeding (Ref. 58473). Reported from a cave facing the drop off of the fringing reef of Palau at a depth of about 20 m (Ref. 93890).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.07.07
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 24.07.13

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