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); quiproqua: From the Latin 'qui pro qua', meaning 'one instead of another', referring to the change of name as almost all specimens, including holotype of this species, were included as paratypes in the type series of Antigonia saya.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 190 - 200 m (Ref. 78445). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: known only from the Saya de Malha Bank.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78445)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 29 - 31. Can be diagnosed from other species by having the following characters: upper and lower body profiles without pronounced angles, upper anterior profile almost straight; scales with shallow posterior ridge bearing sharp short ctenias; head length 2.6-2.7 in SL; mouth slit subvertical; lips narrow; descending part of praemaxillare straight; orbit diameter 2.4-2.7 times in HL; gill rakers 20-23; dorsal-fin rays VIII 30-32; 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
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.9 - 18.7, mean 12.4 (based on 8 cells).
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
): 3.3 ±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 (33 of 100) .