Siphamia arabica Gon & Allen, 2012
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 Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Apogoninae
 Max. size:  3.39 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 3 - 16 m,
 Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Arabian Peninsula coast of the Gulf of Oman (Ref. 90035).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal rays VII+I,9; anal rays II,8; pectoral rays 15-16 (rarely 14); tubed lateral-line scales 6–10; median predorsal scales 3-4; total gill rakers 3-4 + 7-9 = 10-12; developed gill rakers 1 + 6-8; gill rakers on ceratobranchial 6-7. Body depth 2.4-2.6 in SL and body width 2.0-2.1 in the depth; eye diameter 2.9-3.25 in head length; first dorsal spine 2.5-6.4 in second spine; second dorsal spine 3.5-4.6, spine of second dorsal fin 4.0-5.2, and second anal spine 5.4-7.3, all in head length; pectoral-fin length 4.7-5.5 and pelvic-fin length 4.25-4.7 in SL; caudalpeduncle length 1.8-2.3 in distance between pelvic spine insertion and anal-fin origin. Preopercular edge with 25-35 small serrations along its posterior and ventral edge, largest serrations at angle; preopercular ridge smooth. Tip of light organ on each side of tongue bound by membrane. (Ref. 90035).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 04.05.12
 Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 08.05.12

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