Apogon leptacanthus   Bleeker,  1856-57 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Apogonidae

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Description
Size: 21-42 mm

Color: Body uniformly rosy or yellowish with fine brownish spots on head. Fins transparent. Base of first dorsal, second dorsal and anal with a dark line continued along dorsal and ventral midline of caudal peduncle. First and second dorsal spines blackish. Second dorsal usually with a pale dusky sub-basal longitudinal stripe.

Head 2.5-2.7 in standard length, 3.3-3.5 in total length. Depth of body 2.4-2.6 in standard length, 3.1-3.4 in total length. Eye diameter 2.5-2.7 in head, 0.5-0.6 in snout and 0.6 in interorbital space. Angle of preopercle and lower margin finely denticulate. Preopercle ridge and preorbital smooth. Maxilla reaching scarcely below middle of eye. First dorsal fin spine less than eye diameter, second spine filamentous, its length exceeding length of head. Pectoral fin equal to or shorter than head without snout. Ventral fin slightly exceeding half length of head.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VI; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 9; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: II, 9; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, (11) 12; number of spines and rays in the ventral fins: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 24-26; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 2+1+6 ½ .

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Apogon leptacanthus Bleeker 1956

Common Name (s)
• Threadfin Cardinalfish (English)
• Rybodi
• Poothan
• Filamented Cardinalfish
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Used as bait in the tuna fishery)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Small fishes, benth crustaceans, zoobenthos and mobile invertebrates

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Suheli Par INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Cheriyapanniyam INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Baliyapaniyam INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Tinnakara INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Parli INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Cheriyam INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Thilakkam INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli Par INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Tinnakara INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 09/02/1987-25/02/1987)
• INDIA

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