Teleostei (teleosts) > Kurtiformes
(Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Taeniamia: Name from feminine Latin noun 'taenia' meaning ribbon or band; and feminine Greek noun 'Amia' meaning a fish, often used with cardinalfishes genera. Here as Taeniamia referring to the vertical wide bars and near vertical to curved narrow bars as lines on most of the species in this genus..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 12 m (Ref. 90102). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea (Ref. 90102); including Australia (Ref. 94127)..
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 19. Colour pale pinkish grey with black band under the eye; a large black spot above upper posterior edge of opercle; numerous narrow orange bars on side. Differs from T. biguttata in lacking the spot on the caudal-fin base and having a diffuse dark bar directly below the large spot above the gill cover (Ref. 90102).
Inhabits sheltered coastal reefs, often in silty areas. Forms small aggregagations, usually among branching Acropora corals (unlike Archamia biguttata which prefers caves and ledges) (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fraser, T.H., 2013. A new genus of cardinalfish (Apogonidae: Percomorpha) redescription of Archamia and the resemblances and relationships with Kurtus (Kurtidae: Percomorpha). Zootaxa 3714(1):001-063. (Ref. 94127)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 26.6 - 29.3, mean 28.7 °C (based on 1047 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00528 - 0.02384), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (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 = 110 [51, 257] mg/100g; Iron = 1.17 [0.58, 2.20] mg/100g; Protein = 19.8 [18.6, 21.0] %; Omega3 = 0.24 [0.11, 0.49] g/100g; Selenium = 12 [5, 28] μg/100g; VitaminA = 52.1 [14.2, 210.9] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.52 [0.88, 2.44] mg/100g (wet weight);