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Gymnapogon urospilotus  Lachner, 1953

B-spot cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Pseudaminae
Etymology: Gymnapogon: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, pogon = beard (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Lachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 18 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 18°S

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Indo-Pacific: Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands south to Australia eastward to French Polynesia (Society Islands); throughout Micronesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. Distinct dark B-shaped spot on caudal fin base (Ref. 37816).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs around coral reefs, schooling with young of other apogonids (Ref. 559). Nocturnal species (Ref. 7300).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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