Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Apogon: Greek, a = without + Greek pogon = chin, beard (Ref. 45335); 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). Tropical
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.5 - 28.7, mean 27.4 (based on 306 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00268 - 0.02702), b=3.14 (2.89 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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) .