Apogon chrysotaenia   (Bleeker)  1851 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: 9-12 cm.

Color: Yellowish brown. Juveniles strongly striped. Adults with faint stripes, but tall anteriorly pointed second dorsal fin. Sometimes has dark peduncular spot which can be turned on or off with mood.

Height 2.9-3.2, 3.6-3.9 in length with caudal. Head 2.5-2.9, 3.1-3.8 in length with caudal. Eye 2.5-3. Snout equal to about two thirds of eye, somewhat longer than interorbital space. Mouth somewhat oblique, maxillary reaching to below middle of eye. Praeoperculum denticulated along its hind and lower border. Praeopercular ridge and suborbitals with rough borders, but without serrations. Praeorbital smooth. Conical teeth in several rows in the jaws, in a narrow band on vomer and on palatines. First dorsal spine minute, second one half as long or somewhat less than third one, which is stronger than the others, but not much longer than the fourth and equal to snout and eye or shorter. Spines of second dorsal equal to fourth spine of first dorsal or somewhat shorter, equal to postorbital part of head. First anal spine minute, second one as long as snout or as eye. Longest soft rays of anal shorter than those of dorsal, which are equal to head without snout. Origin of anal below anterior half of second dorsal. Caudal incised, the lobes rounded. Pectorals and ventrals subequal, as long as postorbital part of head and half diameter of eye together. Least height of caudal peduncle about 1.5 in its length and equal to postorbital part of head.

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

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Apogon multitaeniatus Bleeker 1848
Apogon cyanotaenia Bleeker 1853
Amia multitaeniata Bleeker 1863
Amia multilineata Bleeker 1865
Apogon chrysotaenia Day 1870
Amia chrysotaenia Bleeker 1876
Amia cyanotaenia Bleeker 1874
Apogon wassinki Day 1878
Apogon chrysotaenia Steindachner 1901
Amia multilineata Radcliffe 1912
Apogon multilineatus M. Weber 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • 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

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