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Apogon unitaeniatus  Allen, 1995

Single-striped cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Apogon: Greek, a = without + Greek pogon = chin, beard (Ref. 45335);  unitaeniatus: From Latin meaning single-striped in reference to its characteristic colour pattern.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 58018).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: northwestern Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36661)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. Predorsal scales 4; gill raker count given includes 1-2 rudiments at beginning of upper and lower limbs; fine serrae present on margin of preopercle, preopercular ridge, and circumorbitals; body depth 2.5-2.8 in SL; color entirely whitish except for dark midlateral stripe extending from upper edge of preopercle to base of caudal fin. Remarks: Caudal fin slightly forked.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow bays and trawling grounds (Ref. 36661), on soft bottoms (Ref. 31104). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 31104.

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Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).

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Allen, G.R., 1995. A new species of cardinalfish (Apogon: Apogonidae) from northwestern Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 17:177-180. (Ref. 31104)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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