Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Kurtiformes
(Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > Apogonidae
(Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Neamia: Greek, neos = new + Greek, amia = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335); articycla: Name from Greek words 'artios' for complete or perfect and 'cyclus' meaning circle as articycla is an adjective referring to the dark spot on the opercle with its edge as a complete or perfect circle.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 40 m (Ref. 77037), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Indo-West Pacific: Ryukyu Islands, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Fiji.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77037)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8 - 9;
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 7 visible first-dorsal spines, the 8th spine hidden by skin; darkish circular spot on the opercle, below opercular spine within a pale area; color in life, uniformly reddish to brownish body, all fins pale; pectoral rays 13-14; predorsal scales 5; eye diameter 10-12% of SL; pectoral fin 25-31% of SL; body depth 37-40% of SL (Ref. 77037).
A cryptic species seldom observed by divers, but are collected with ichthyocides, dredges and sleds. Its collection data suggests that it frequents 10-40 m depth zone, in association with beds of a calcareous algae, Halimeda or calcareous rubble, sometimes mixed with the pocilloporid coral Seriatopora hystrix (Ref. 77037).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fraser, T.H. and G.R. Allen, 2006. A new species of Neamia (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the West Pacific Ocean. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(1):1-5. (Ref. 77037)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26 - 29, mean 28 °C (based on 318 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00690 - 0.03171), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .