Siphamia arnazae, Cat’s eye cardinalfish

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Siphamia arnazae Allen & Erdmann, 2019

Cat’s eye cardinalfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Kurtiformes (Nurseryfishes, cardinalfishes.) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Siphamia: A Swazi word, siphama, for a fish;  arnazae: Named for the second author’s wife, Arnaz Mehta, who discovered the fish.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 20 m (Ref. 120588), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. This species belonging to the S. tubulata group (with dark-dotted light organ) is distinguished by the following characters: D1 VII,9; pectoral-fin rays usually 12; tubed lateral-line scales 1-4 (usually 1-2); developed gill rakers of first gill arch 1 + 8-9; small serrae around angle of preopercle edge 8-15; light organ barely extending onto caudal peduncle, the extent 5.2–23.1 in caudal peduncle length. Colour in life generally translucent pale pinkish to reddish orange with a dense covering of variable-sized orange spots on head and anterior two-thirds of body; a prominent 'cat’s eye' black bar through eye, covering more than pupil at center, and flanked by white crescents covering remaining iris (Ref. .120588).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on sheltered reef slopes, the habitat consists of predominately Seriotopora hystrix coral colonies and small Acropora coral heads with close-set branches, providing shelter for groups of about 10-30 fish (Ref. 120588).

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Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2019. Siphamia arnazae, a new species of cardinalfish (Teleostei: Apogonidae) from Papua New Guinea. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 33:1-8. (Ref. 120588)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [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):  3.1   ±0.4 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) .