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Apogon rubrifuscus  Greenfield & Randall, 2004

Flathead 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);  rubrifuscus: Specific epithet is a compound adjective from the Latin 'ruber' (= red) and 'fuscus' (= dark-colored), referring to the red body color overlaid by black pigment on the posterior two thirds of the body..   More on author: Greenfield, Randall.

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Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range ? - 39 m (Ref. 58270).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Southeast Pacific: Easter Is.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 89467)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. This species is characterized by the following: Dorsal-fin VI-I,9; anal-fin II,8; pectoral-fin rays 12; lateral-line scales 24; predorsal scales 6; gill rakers 5 + 15; body depth 2.9 in SL; upper preopercular edge serrate, the corner and lower edge with a protruding, cresentric membranous lobe with a crenulated margin that almost reaches the edge of the sub and interopercles; preopercular ridge smooth; caudal fin forked with rounded lobes; color pinkish red anteriorly with posterior two thirds dusky (Ref. 58270). gray with black scale edges.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from a cave.

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Greenfield, D.W. and J.E. Randall, 2004. Two new cardinalfish species of the genus Apogon from Easter Island. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 55(29):561-567. (Ref. 58270)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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