Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: viridiventer: Name from Latin 'viridis' for green and 'venter' for abdomen, referring to the green coloraton usually present in the abdomen in life.. More on author: Greenfield, Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 58268), usually 2 - 17 m (Ref. 58268). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Indonesia east to Samoa north to Japan south to Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58268)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished with the following dark markings: a small black spot midposteriorly on caudal peduncle, one-half pupil diameter or more in size; a faint broad dusky band on side of snout directly before eye; some specimens with a faint dusky line at base of dorsal fins; tips of one or both caudal lobes often blackish; second dorsal-fin spine 18.9-21.7% SL; second anal-fin spine 13.0-15.9% SL; gill rakers 24-27 (rarely 27) (Ref. 58268).
This species is often seen in aggregations in lagoons or bays, sheltering among branching corals, sponges, etc. Collections come from the depth range of 2-17 m, but it may be seen at least as deep as 50 m (Ref. 58268).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mouthbrooders. Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
Greenfield, D.W., R.C. Langston and J.E. Randall, 2005. Two new cardinalfishes of the Indo-Pacific fish genus Zoramia (Apogonidae). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 56(33):625-637. (Ref. 58268)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 2094 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00700 - 0.03275), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .