Teleostei (teleosts) > Kurtiformes
(Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Ozichthys: Oz is a colloquial English name for Australia combined with the Greek ichthys, a fish. Ozichthys is a masculine noun referring to the restricted distribution to tropical marine waters of Australia and southern New Guinea..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 7 - 80 m (Ref. 57178), usually 7 - 37 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: northwestern Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132)
Nocturnal species which occurs inshore (Ref. 7300). Inhabits trawling grounds. Mainly inhabits soft bottoms (Ref 90102).
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. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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