Apogon novemfasciatus   Cuvier,  1828 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: In alcohol specimens light reddish brown, with three distinct longitudinal dark brown principal bands, about equal to the interspaces on the body but broader than the interspaces on head.

Height 2.7-2.9, 3.3-3.6 in length with caudal. Head 2.4-2.8, 2.9-3.5 in length with caudal. Eye 2.8-3, snout three fourth of eye, interorbital space two thirds of eye. Mouth oblique, maxillary reaching to below posterior half of eye. Two indistinct vertical rows of scales on praeoperculum, which is finely serrated along its hind and lower border. Praeopercular ridge and praeorbital smooth, orbital rim somewhat rough, but without serrations. Height of praeorbital one third of eye or still narrower. First dorsal spine minute, second one less than half length of third, which is the longest and strongest and equal to snout and eye. Spine of second dorsal somewhat shorter than or in small specimens equal to fourth spine of first dorsal, about equal to postorbital part of head. Second anal spine equal to eye. Longest rays of soft dorsal equal to head without snout, those of anal equal to postorbital part of head. Pectorals a little longer than ventrals, somewhat shorter than head without snout. Least height of caudal peduncle about 1.5 in its length, equal to postorbital part of head. Caudal incised, the lobes rounded.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Apogon fasciatus Quoy and Gaimard, 1824
Apogon novemfasciatus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828
Apogon balinensis Bleeker, 1849
Apogon novemfasciatus Bleeker, 1852
Apogon aroubiensis Hombron and Jacquinot, 1853
Apogon fasciatus Gunther, 1859
Apogon fasciatus Kner, 1867
Apogon fasciatus Klunzinger, 1870
Apogon fasciatus Gunther, 1875
Amia fasciata Bleeker, 1876
Apogon endekataenia Day, 1878
Apogon fasciatus Klunzinger, 1880
Apogon fasciatus Klunzinger, 1884
Apogon fasciatus Day, 1889
Apogon fasciatus Perugia, 1889
Apogon fasciatus Pfeffer, 1893
Apogon fasciatus Boulenger, 1897
Apogon fasciatus Jatzow and Lenz, 1899
Apogon fasciatus Seale, 1901
Amia aroubiensis Jordan and Seale, 1906
Amia fasciata Evermann and Seale, 1907
Amia compressa Radcliffe, 1911
Amia novemfasciatus Snyder, 1912
Apogon novemfasciatus M. Weber, 1913
Amia fasciata novemfasciata Mc. Culloch, 1915
Amia fasciata compressa McCulloch, 1917
Amia novemfasciata Jordan and Starks, 1917
Lovamia novemfasciata (Cuvier, 1828)
Ostorhinchus novemfasciatus (Cuvier, 1828)

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

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy
Prey:  Small crustaceans and fishes


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rajaram, R; Srinivasan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2004) Ichthyofaunal diversity of great Nicobar Island, Bay of Bengal Journal of Indian fisheries association 31 13-26 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rajaram, R and Nedumaran, T (2009) Ichthyofaunal diversity in great Nicobar biosphere reserve, Bay of Bengal Journal of Threatened Taxa Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society 1(3) 166-169 Available at - http://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2009/March/o198526iii09166-169.pdf
  • Deep sea images: Natural history image library Available at - http://www.deepseaimages.com/dsilibrary/index.php

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