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: euspilotus: Name from Greek prefix 'eu' and the Greek word 'spilotos' meaning well-spotted, refers to the multiple darkish spots on the body; an adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 86942). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78367)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8 - 9;
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body with numerous, small dark spots (brownish in alcohol); below the eye is a broad darkish cheek mark; from the eye to beginning of opercle, a darkish mark; smooth to slightly crenulate ventral margin of preopercle; 8 gill rakers on the first arch, well-developed; pectoral-fin rays 17; D VII(I) - I, 9; stomach, intestine, and peritoneum pale (Ref. 78367).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fraser, T.H., 2006. A new species of cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae: Apogon) from New Caledonia, with comments and a key to related species. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 119(1):137-142. (Ref. 78367)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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
): 3.4 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .