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
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 24.2 - 28.8, mean 27.6 °C (based on 598 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00677 - 0.03085), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 136 [68, 222] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.973 [0.554, 1.709] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.6 [17.3, 19.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.143 [0.078, 0.254] g/100g ; Selenium = 39.1 [19.5, 76.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 55.8 [15.9, 206.1] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.67 [1.09, 2.46] mg/100g (wet weight);