Teleostei (teleosts) > Kurtiformes
(Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: luxuria: Name from Latin ‘luxuria’ meaning profusion, referring to the numerous pale bars on the body; noun in apposition..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 11 m (Ref. 74933). Tropical; 23°N - 25°S, 70°E - 131°W (Ref. 74933)
Indo-Pacific: Maldives to Mangareva Island (Tuamoto Is.) south to Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74933)
soft rays: 8. A Nectamia with no dark saddle on body below the second dorsal fin, many pale bars on body, caudal peduncle with an incomplete dark wide bar, mostly above the lateral line, caudal fin with dark margins, subocular mark, thin and triangular (Ref. 74933).
Forms aggregations, often among branching corals (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fraser, T.H., 2008. Cardinalfishes of the genus Nectamia (Apogonidae, Perciformes) from the Indo-Pacific region with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 1691:1-52. (Ref. 74933)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 26.5 - 29.3, mean 28.7 °C (based on 1493 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00674 - 0.03099), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 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 = 180 [89, 306] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.07 [0.61, 1.89] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [17.3, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.117 [0.063, 0.217] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.2 [12.2, 51.3] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 65.3 [18.6, 231.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.05 [1.30, 3.11] mg/100g (wet weight);