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: Siphamia: A Swazi word, siphama, for a fish; goreni: This species is named goreni for Dr. Menachem Goren of Tel-Aviv University, Israel, who collected the first specimens of this species, in recognition of his contribution to our knowledge of Red Sea fishes (Ref. 90035).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 11 - 12 m (Ref. 90035). Tropical
Red Sea: Eritrea, Dahlak Archipelago, Dahlak Kebir (Ref. 90035).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90035)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Dorsal rays VII+I,9; anal rays II,8; pectoral rays 13-14 (rarely 15); tubed lateral-line scales 2-3; median predorsal scales apparently missing in all specimens; total gill rakers 2-3 + 9-12; developed gill rakers 1 + 8-9; gill rakers on ceratobranchial 7 (rarely 6). Body depth 2.4-2.9 in SL and body width 1.8-2.2 in the depth; eye diameter 2.5-3.2 in head length; first dorsal spine 2.4-3.0 in second spine; second dorsal spine 3.8-4.5, spine of second dorsal fin 3.9-5.2, and second anal spine 5.4-6.9, all in head length; pectoral-fin length 4.4-5.1 and pelvic-fin length 4.4-4.8 in SL; caudal-peduncle length 1.3-2.2 in distance between pelvic spine insertion and anal-fin origin. Preopercular edge with 17-25 small serrations along its posterior and ventral edge, largest serrations at angle; preopercular ridge smooth. Tip of light organ on each side of tongue bound by membrane (Ref. 90035).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gon, O. and G.R. Allen, 2012. Revision of the Indo-Pacific cardinalfish genus Siphamia (Perciformes: Apogonidae). Zootaxa 3294:1-84. (Ref. 90035)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.6 - 29.3, mean 29.1 (based on 74 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01549 (0.00729 - 0.03291), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 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 vulnerability (10 of 100) .