Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Taeniamia: Name from feminine Latin noun 'taenia' meaning ribbon or band; and feminine Greek noun 'Amia' meaning a fish, often used with cardinalfishes genera. Here as Taeniamia referring to the vertical wide bars and near vertical to curved narrow bars as lines on most of the species in this genus.; bilineata: From the Latin bi meaning two, and lineata meaning lines, in reference to its two dark stripes on the body. More on authors: Gon & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 12 m (Ref. 40892). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40892)
soft rays: 12 - 14. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays VI-I,9; anal rays 12-14; pectoral rays 13. Median predorsal scales 6. Gill rakers on first gill arch 5-6 + 15-17 (total, 21-23). Body depth 3.1-3.3 in SL, and body width 2.0-2.2 in body depth; eye diameter 2.8-3.1 in head length; first dorsal spine 1.45 in second spine; second dorsal spine 3.2-3.7, and third dorsal spine 3.2-4.0 in HL; spine of second dorsal fin 3.0-3.3, and second anal spine 3.7-4.2 in HL; pelvic-fin length 5.5-6.1, and caudal-peduncle length 4.3-5.1 in SL; distance from insertion of pelvic spine to anal-fin origin 4.6-5.2 in SL. Posterior edge of maxilla straight; preopercular edge smooth, except for few serrae at angle and on posterior half of ventral edge; exposed edge of posttemporal smooth; scaly sheath along anal-fin base poorly developed or absent (Ref. 54391).
Developed gill rakers on first arch 3-4+15-17=18-21; total gill rakers on first gill arch 5-6+15-17=21-23; gill rakers on ceratobranchial 10-11 (usually 11).
Collected at 12 meters on an isolated coral knoll in a protected shallow embayment with sandy bottom (Ref. 54391).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Are mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
Gon, O. and J.E. Randall, 2003. Revision of the Indo-Pacific cardinalfish genus Archamia (Perciformes: Apogonidae), with description of a new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (35):49 p. (Ref. 54391)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.8 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 193 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00493 - 0.02329), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .