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Pseudamia tarri  Randall, Lachner & Fraser, 1985

Tarr's cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Pseudaminae
Etymology: Pseudamia: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, amia = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall, Lachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 64 m (Ref. 96888).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 31°N - 24°N

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Western Indian Ocean: in the Persian Gulf off Jana Island. Recorded from Bird Island, Seychelles (Ref. 10685).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 526)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. Fresh samples are translucent lavender, silvery over abdomen; head naked, except opercle with large scales. Anterior nostril in a short membranous tube with a short posterior flap. Longitudinal series, 31 scales. Convex interorbital space.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known only from the holotype which was collected at the base of a drop-off in 15 m.

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

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

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Randall, J.E., E.A. Lachner and T.H. Fraser, 1985. Revision of the Indo-Pacific apogonid fish genus Pseudamia, with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. 6:1-23. (Ref. 526)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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