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: erythrophthalma: Name from the Greek words 'eruthros' meaning red and 'ophthalmos' for eye, referring to the reddish orange iris of the species; an adjective treated as feminine.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 115 - 469 m (Ref. 103389). Tropical
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103389); 5.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8 - 9;
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: reddish orange iris; usually D VIII with the eighth spine tiny; 2 series of dark spots (suffused with orange in life) on upper part of body of which anterior spots of upper series with paler centre; posterior preopercular edge has 5-14 small serrations and membranous, crenulated ventral edge (Ref. 103389).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gon, O., Y.-C. Liao and K.-T. Shao, 2015. A new species of the cardinalfish genus Jaydia (Teleostei: Apogonidae) from the Philippines. Zootaxa 3980(2):286-292. (Ref. 103389)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.4 - 18.9, mean 16.2 (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.4 ±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) .