Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Kurtiformes
(Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > 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.; ataenia: ataenia in reference to the absence of the broad black bar on the body as seen on A. zosterophora. More on authors: Randall & Satapoomin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range - 7 m (Ref. 41635), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea and Mentawai Islands off southwestern Sumatra.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54391)
soft rays: 14 - 16. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays VII,9; anal rays 11,14-16 (usually 15); pectoral rays 13-14 (usually 14). Lateral-line scales 25 + 3. Median predorsal scales 6-7. Gill rakers 5-6 + 15-16. Body depth 2.4-3.3 in SL, and body width 2.1-2.8 in the depth. Eye diameter 2.85-3.3 in head length> First dorsal spine 1.4-2.4 in second spine; second dorsal spine 2.5-3.2, and third dorsal spine 2.4-3.3, in head length; spine of second dorsal fin 2.2-2.7, and second anal spine 2.3-3.0, in head length; pelvic-fin length 4.5-5.1, and caudal-peduncle length 4.45.7 in SL. Distance from insertion of pelvic spine to anal-fin origin 4.2-5.9 in SL. Preopercular ridge smooth with a small flat spine at angle; the preopercular edge fully serrate; posterior edge of maxilla indented. Scaly sheath along anal-fin base moderately developed (Ref. 54391).
Specimens collected from aggregations that took refuge in a colony of branching coral (Ref. 41635). Minimum depth taken from Ref. 57178.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.3 - 29.4, mean 28.8 °C (based on 243 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00690 - 0.03171), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), 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) .