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Pristiapogon fraenatus  (Valenciennes, 1832)

Bridled cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 50 m (Ref. 30874).   Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 32°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Durban, South Africa (Ref. 4329) and to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New South Wales, Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 68964)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. A small to near pupil-sized (Ref. 48635) basicaudal spot is centered at the level of the lateral stripe (Ref. 37816). Its lower edge at level with the lower ray of the central two rays in the caudal fin. The spot is usually absent in deep water or at night and often fades in the afternoon (Ref. 48635).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in relatively clear waters on reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of at least 25 m. Cryptic under ledges by day, singly or in small groups (Ref. 1602, 48635). Feeds on small invertebrates (Ref. 89972). Minimum depth range reported taken from Ref. 11890. Frequent at base of coral heads or under ledges (Ref 90102).

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

Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). 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




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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