Amioides polyacanthus (Vaillant, 1877)
Amioides polyacanthus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Amioidinae
Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 70 - 276 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Body shape similar to chielodipterid fishes, but differs in having 7 spines in the 1st dorsal fin (versus 6 in chielodipterids). Sharp canine teeth present on both jaws. A dark-brown longitudinal stripe runs under the lateral line of midbody but is indistinct at the caudal base.
Biology:  Inhabits reef slopes in 70-150 m (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.04.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.03.15

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