Zapogon evermanni (Jordan & Snyder, 1904)
Evermann's cardinalfish
Zapogon evermanni
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Apogoninae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 70 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Mauritius (Ref. 33390) and Seychelles (Ref. 10685); Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean (Ref. 30874) to the Marshall, Hawaiian and Marquesan islands. Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas, Cozumel to Isla Providencia and Curacao (Ref. 26938).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Body elongate, yellow or reddish brown. Black stripe through eye (Ref. 48635). Scales of lateral line large and well spaced; small ctenoid scales; black spot at base of last dorsal fin rays and white spot on dorsal midline just behind second dorsal fin (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Found in deep recesses of caves in the outer reef slope (Ref. 1602). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Nocturnal species (Ref. 7300). Swims upside-down on ceilings (Ref. 48635). Solitary or in pairs (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.92
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 11.10.14
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 13.11.12

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