Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: quartus: From the Latin quartus, fourth, in reference to the longest dorsal spine.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 61 m (Ref. 37581). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Saya de Malha Bank.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24. Generally smooth to crenulate preopercle edge, one predorsal scale, 13 well-developed gill rakers on first arch, fourth dorsal spine the longest, and a single dark spot, perhaps appearing as an ocellus in life, on the body just behind the opercle flap. Remarks: caudal fin slightly rounded.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
Fraser, T.H., 2000. A new species of Apogon (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the Saya de Malha Bank, Indian Ocean, with redescriptions of Apogon regani Whitley, 1951, A. gardineri Regan, 1908, and A. heraldi (Herre, 1943). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 113(1):249-263. (Ref. 37581)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
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
): 3.5 ±0.6 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) .