Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Kurtiformes
(Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: .flavus: From the yellow ('flavus') coloration that covers much of the body. More on authors: Allen & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 25 m (Ref. 26154), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Southwest Pacific: Lord Howe and Norfolk islands and Middleton Reef in the northern Tasman Sea, Kenn Reef (Coral Sea), and at the Capricornian Group on the southern Great Barrier Reef.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26154)
Benthic species which inhabits coral reef (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R. and J.E. Randall, 1993. Three new species of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) from Australia and adjacent seas. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 19(4):107-114. (Ref. 26154)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 21.4 - 25.9, mean 24.9 °C (based on 132 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00528 - 0.02384), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±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 (11 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 45.1 [21.9, 95.2] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.368 [0.208, 0.657] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.6 [18.5, 20.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.44 [0.23, 0.90] g/100g ; Selenium = 8.22 [3.43, 19.47] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 59.2 [14.6, 243.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.943 [0.604, 1.475] mg/100g (wet weight);