Siphamia elongata Lachner, 1953
Elongate siphonfish
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Apogoninae
 Max. size:  4.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 5 - 25 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Philippines to Indonesia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Grey of brown blotched pattern with white interspaces and spots (Ref. 48635). Description: Characterized by having complete lateral line with 17-23 tubed scales; pattern of scattered dark brown dots on light organ; greatest depth of body 2.7-3.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Found in coastal, silty habitat on reefs amongst branching corals or with long-spined urchins, in depths to at least 15 m (Ref. 48635).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.03.02
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.07.13

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