Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Kurtiformes
(Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Apogon: Greek, a = without + Greek pogon = chin, beard (Ref. 45335); marquesensis: Named after its type locality (Ref. 40822). More on author: Greenfield.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 40822). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to the Marquesa Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40822)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Differs from other members of the A. erythrinus complex by having the following characteristics: scattered dark chromatophores on the caudal peduncle extending anteriorly as a band from caudal fin base at least to a vertical from ends of dorsal and anal fin rays; from A. erythrinus by having a shorter second dorsal fin spine not reaching base of third ray of second dorsal fin when depressed; from A. indicus by usually having 14 versus 13 pectoral fin rays; from A. susanae by having pigment on the dorsal surface of the caudal peduncle and on the base of the second dorsal fin; second dorsal fin spine of A. marquesensis usually longer than in specimens of A. indicus and A. susanae (Ref. 40822).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
Greenfield, D.W., 2001. Revision of the Apogon erythrinus complex (Teleostei: Apogonidae). Copeia 2001(2):459-472. (Ref. 40822)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00278 - 0.02607), b=3.14 (2.89 - 3.39), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .