Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Caproidae
Etymology: Antigonia: Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, who defied her uncle, king Creon, by performing funeral rites over her brother Polynices and was condemned to be immured in a cave (Ref. 45335); ovalis: The specific name ovalis refers to the oval body shape of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 100 - 235 m (Ref. 78445). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Saya de Malha Bank.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78445)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 29 - 31. Distinguished by the having the following characters: upper and lower body profiles without pronounced angles, upper anterior profile almost straight; body shape oval, moderately deep; scales with shallow posterior ridge, bearing along the edge short ctenias; head length 2.5 times in SL; mouth slit subvertical; lips thin; descending part of praemaxillare straight; orbit diameter 2.6-2.9 times in HL; gill rakers 18-20; dorsal fin-rays VIII 31-33 and anal fin-rays III 29-31 (Ref. 78445).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Parin, N.V. and O.D. Borodulina, 2006. Antigonias (Antigonia, Caproidae) of the Western Indian Ocean: 2 species with eight spiny rays in the dorsal fin. J. Ichthyol. 46(3):203-211. (Ref. 78445)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02399 (0.01065 - 0.05405), b=2.92 (2.73 - 3.11), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .