Apogon guamensis   Valenciennes  1832 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Apogonidae

Description
Max. size: 10.0 cm TL

Dorsal spines (total): 8-8, Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 8. Coppery or silvery in color, narrow, oblique, dark band below eye.

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


Synonym (s)
Apogon nubilus Garman 1903
Ostorhynchus nubilus Rao et.al. 1992

Common Name (s)
• Three Saddled Cardinalfish (English)
• Pearl Cardinalfish (English)
• Pearl Cardinal (English)
• Guam Cardinalfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Amphipods, crabs, shrimps/prawns (caridea, penaeidea), stomatopods, bony fish, brachyuran larvae, polychaetes, other benthic crustaceans

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2008)

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
  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System Available at - http://www.iobis.org/
  • 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
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • National museum of nature and science Available at - http://research.kahaku.go.jp/

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