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Apogon marquesensis  Greenfield, 2001

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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);  marquesensis: Named after its type locality (Ref. 40822).   More on author: Greenfield.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 40822).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to the Marquesa Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40822)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. Differs from other members of the A. erythrinus complex by having the following characteristics: scattered dark chromatophores on the caudal peduncle extending anteriorly as a band from caudal fin base at least to a vertical from ends of dorsal and anal fin rays; from A. erythrinus by having a shorter second dorsal fin spine not reaching base of third ray of second dorsal fin when depressed; from A. indicus by usually having 14 versus 13 pectoral fin rays; from A. susanae by having pigment on the dorsal surface of the caudal peduncle and on the base of the second dorsal fin; second dorsal fin spine of A. marquesensis usually longer than in specimens of A. indicus and A. susanae (Ref. 40822).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

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Greenfield, D.W., 2001. Revision of the Apogon erythrinus complex (Teleostei: Apogonidae). Copeia 2001(2):459-472. (Ref. 40822)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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