Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Caproidae
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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 320 m (Ref. 44983). Tropical
Indian Ocean: Mozambique Channel, west coast of India, Maldives and the Andaman Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44983)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 25 - 27. Body pale orange, with 2 oblique pale reddish bars. Lateral line difficult to count. Body depth 1-1.2 in SL, more than twice head length. Pectoral fins longer than pelvic fins; slightly shorter than head. Cheeks and operculum with distinct scales. Gill membranes free from isthmus; branchiostegal rays 6 (Ref. 5318).
Found near the bottom; larvae pelagic (Ref. 9609).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Adam, M.S., N.R. Merrett and R.C. Anderson, 1998. Additions to the fish fauna of the Maldive Islands. Part 1: An annotated checklist of the deep demersal fishes of the Maldive Islands. Ichthyol. Bull. J. L. B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol., May, No. 67:1-19. (Ref. 30828)
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
): 16.5 - 27.6, mean 22.3 (based on 153 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02455 (0.01080 - 0.05581), b=2.92 (2.73 - 3.11), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .