Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Kurtiformes
(Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: .unitaeniatus: From Latin meaning single-striped in reference to its characteristic colour pattern.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 58018), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: northwestern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36661)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24. Predorsal scales 4; gill raker count given includes 1-2 rudiments at beginning of upper and lower limbs; fine serrae present on margin of preopercle, preopercular ridge, and circumorbitals; body depth 2.5-2.8 in SL; color entirely whitish except for dark midlateral stripe extending from upper edge of preopercle to base of caudal fin. Remarks: Caudal fin slightly forked.
Occurs in shallow bays and trawling grounds (Ref. 36661), on soft bottoms (Ref. 31104). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 31104.
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., 1995. A new species of cardinalfish (Apogon: Apogonidae) from northwestern Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 17:177-180. (Ref. 31104)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.5 - 28.7, mean 27.4 °C (based on 306 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .