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Antigonia socotrae  Parin & Borodulina, 2006

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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 260 - 350 m (Ref. 78445).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: known only from catches at the continental slope of Sokotra (Arabian Sea).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78445)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 32-33; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 28 - 29. Can be diagnosed from other species by having the following characters: 19-20 gill rakers; dorsal-fin rays VIII 32-33; anal-fin rays III 28-29; pectoral-fin rays I 13; caudal fin rays iv 12 iii; body elongated oval, upper and lower profiles without pronounced angles, upper anterior profile moderately steep with pronounced notch above eye and shallow notch in front of the beginning of dorsal fin; upper posterior profile almost straight, lower profile archlike; head length 2.4 times in SL, mouth slit subvertical; lips narrow; descending part of praemaxillare straight; and orbit diameter 2.5-2.8 times in HL (Ref. 78445).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Parin, Nikolay V. | Collaborators

Parin, N.V. and O.D. Borodulina, 2006. Antigonias (Antigonia, Caproidae) of the Western Indian Ocean: 2 species with eight spiny rays in the dorsal fin. J. Ichthyol. 46(3):203-211. (Ref. 78445)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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