Apogonichthyoides niger (Döderlein, 1883)
Apogonichthyoides niger
photo by Cook, D.C.

Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Apogoninae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan (from Kanagawa Prefecture and the Goto Islands southward), Taiwan, and the South China Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Body depth high and each fin rounded.
Biology:  Occurs solitarily around boulders scattered on sandy and muddy bottoms in bays. Breeding occurs from July to September. Males brood eggs in the mouth (Ref. 559).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.08.93
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.02.10
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 26.08.94

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