Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 37 - 65 m (Ref. 50837). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: southern Red Sea, Somalia and Pakistan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50837)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VII + I,9; A II,8; pectoral fin rays 14; lateral-line scales 24-25 + 3-4 = 28; median predorsal scales 5; total gill-rakers 5-6 + 15; developed rakers 3-4 + 12-13 = 16-17; serrated preopercle edge, ridge smooth; body depth 2.5-2.6, and head length 2.2-2.5 in SL; snout length 4.5-5.2, eye diameter 3.0-3.4, and interorbital width 4.5-5.0, all in head length; caudal peduncle depth 1.3-1.5 in its length, and peduncle length 4.2-4.7 in SL (Ref. 50837).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gon, O. and J.E. Randall, 2003. A review of the cardinalfishes (Perciformes: Apogonidae) of the Rea [sic] Sea. Smithiana Bull. 1:1-47. (Ref. 50837)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 22.9 - 26.3, mean 25.3 (based on 19 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00559 - 0.03107), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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) .