Apogon poecilopterus   Cuvier  1828 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Apogonidae

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Description
Size: 7-14.0 cm SL

Color: Silvery brown

Mouth oblique, maxillary reaching to below hind margin of eye. Operculum ending superiorly in two pointed flaps each with a soft spine. Serrations absent in pre-operculum. Teeth in anterior third of pre-maxilla in one row, posterior in a villiform band, teeth of lower jaw caninoid. Dorsal spines weak, first spine minute, second more than half of third which is shorter than fourth. Fourth spine equals to fifth spine of second dorsal fin. Pectorals longer than ventrals, caudal feebly rounded, ctenoid scales present.

Dioecious, external fertilization, bearers, external brooders. Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning.

Synonym (s)
Apogon poecilopterus Cuvier and Valenciennes 1828
Apogon galga Day 1878
Apogon truncatus Bleeker 1854
Apogon bilaciniaus Weber 1909
Amia glaga (Bleeker) 1849
Amia poecilopterus (Cuvier) 1828
Apogon glaga Bleeker 1849
Apogonichthys glaga (Bleeker) 1849
Apogonichthys poecilopterus (Cuvier) 1828
Amia glaga (Bleeker) 1849
(Junior synonym)
Amia poecilopterus (Cuvier) 1828
(Senior synonym)
Apogon bilaciniatus Weber 1909
(Junior synonym)
Apogon glaga Bleeker 1849
(Junior synonym)
Apogon poecilopterus Cuvier 1828
(Senior synonym)
Apogonichthys glaga (Bleeker) 1849
(Junior synonym)
Apogonichthys poecilopterus (Cuvier) 1828
(Senior synonym)
Apogon poecilopterus Cuvier and Valenciennes 1828
Amia poecilopterus Bleeker 1874
Amia truncata Bleeker 1876

Common Name (s)
• Pearly Fined Cardinalfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA (Record: 00/01/1999-00/12/2000)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1929)

Literature Source(s)
  • Suresh, GK and Thomas, PA (2006) On three new records of Apogonids (Order - Perciforms, Suborder - Percoidei) from the Indian seas Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 48(1) 83-88 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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