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Antigonia kenyae  Parin & Borodulina, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Caproidae (Boarfishes)
Etymology: Antigonia: Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, who defied her uncle, king Creon, by performing funeral rites over her brother Polynices and was condemned to be immured in a cave (Ref. 45335);  kenyae: Named for its type locality, Kenya.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 438 m (Ref. 57877).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: off the coast of Kenya.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57877)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 25. This species is characterized by the following: body elongated, moderately deep, with its upper anterior profile almost straight with shallow notches in front of the eye and beginning of the dorsal fin; scales with deep posterior ridges with short ctenias at the margin; head length 2.1 times the standard length; subvertical mouth slit; lips not broadened; straight premaxillary, with no notch at the alveolar process; retroarticulare without spine; orbit diameter 2.1 times the head length and upper jaw 2.2 times the orbit diameter; 16 gill rakers (Ref. 57877).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Parin, N.V. and O.D. Borodulina, 2005. Antigonia (Caproidae) from the western Indian Ocean: 1. Species with nine spiny rays in the dorsal fin. J. Ichthyol. 45(6):417-428. (Ref. 57877)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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