Apogonichthys perdix   Bleeker,  1854 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. size: 5.0 cm TL

Color: Pinkish brown with a few faint streaks from back to abdomen; all fins speckled; a dark brown stripe from eye to origin.

Body depth 2.6 in standard length, 3.3 in total length; head 2.4 in standard length, 3.2 in total length; eye 3.6 in head; snout 1.6 in eye. Maxilla reaches to the rear margin or orbit; supramaxilla present. Preopercle edge poorly ossified; anterior nostril with short flap; orbital rim rough. A band of villiform teeth on each jaw and vomer; palantine teeth absent; no canines. Third dorsal spine longer and stronger than the others. Caudal rounded. Least depth of caudal peduncle slightly less than its length. All scales ctenoid.

Dorsal spines (total): 8-8, Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 8. Olive brown with irregular dark spots and streaks, speckled fins, normally with a dark line from eye to origin of LL and stripe from eye to angle of preopercle. Developed gill rakers 5-7. A distinctive small white spot centrally at base of caudal fin.

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

Synonym (s)
Apogon perdix (Bleeker, 1854)
Apogonichthys waikiki Jordan & Evermann, 1903
Mionurus waikiki (Jordan & Evermann, 1903)

Common Name (s)
• Perdix Cardinalfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangat Bay INDIA (Record: 17/10/1991)

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
  • Krishnan, S and Mishra, SS (1992) New records of fishes from Andaman Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman science association, Port Blair 8(1) 82-84 Available at - NIO, Goa

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