Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: komodoensis: Named in reference to the type locality, which belongs to the Komodo Group of Indonesia.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 12 m (Ref. 31116). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: known from areas in the Komodo Group of Indonesia and Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 24. Anal fin rarely with 7 soft rays; predorsal scales 3-4; preopercular margin serrate; preopercular ridge mainly smooth except a few crenations or weak serrae on lower portion; body depth 2.6-2.9 in SL; overall color pale with dusky black bar at base of caudal fin, its posterior margin concave. Remarks: gill raker count including rudiments 22-24.
Usually on sheltered reefs, with abundant coral. May form large aggregations near the bottom. Usually hovering close above dense branching corals or feeding high above in currents on zooplankton (Ref. 48635).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R., 1998. A new species of cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from the Komodo Islands, Indonesia. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 25(1-2):27-30. (Ref. 31116)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.3 - 29.2, mean 28.8 (based on 496 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00588 - 0.03239), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .