Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Apogon: Greek, a = without + Greek pogon = chin, beard (Ref. 45335); robbyi: Named after Dr. C. Richard ('Robby') Robins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 26883). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: Belize, Nicaragua and Jamaica.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26883)
Found in a wide variety of habitats, including grass flats, partially open sand bottoms around the bases of finger and globose sponges, tentacles of anemones, inside live conch shells, and around coral reefs and high relief structures such as artificial reefs (Ref. 26883). Presumably, striped cardinalfish leaves its daytime hovering places to forage over grass and sand flats at night (Ref. 26883).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
Gilbert, C.R. and J.C. Tyler, 1997. Apogon robbyi, a new cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the Caribbean Sea. Bull. Mar. Sci. 60(3):764-781. (Ref. 26883)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.2 - 28.2, mean 27.8 (based on 338 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01549 (0.00722 - 0.03321), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .