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: Siphamia: A Swazi word, siphama, for a fish; brevilux: which is the shortest for the genus and an essential character for separating this species from its nearest relatives (Ref. 90035).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 31 m (Ref. 90035). Tropical
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Madang Province, off Nagada Harbour, lagoon, Tripod Reef (Ref. 90035).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Dorsal rays VII+I,9; anal rays II,8; pectoral rays 12 (rarely 11 or 13); tubed lateral-line scales 0-2; median predorsal scales 5 (one specimen); total gill rakers 3-5 + 9-11 = 13-15; developed gill rakers 1-2 + 8-10 = 9-11; gill rakers on ceratobranchial 7. Body depth 2.3-2.5 in SL and body width 2.1-2.9 in the depth; eye diameter 2.5-3.05 in head length; first dorsal spine 3.1-7.2 in second spine; second dorsal spine 4.2-5.9, spine of second dorsal fin 3.6-4.4, and second anal spine 3.7-5.4, all in head length; pectoral-fin length 3.9-4.6 and pelvic-fin length 4.4-4.9 in SL; caudal-peduncle length 1.3-1.65 in distance between pelvic spine insertion and anal-fin origin. Preopercular edge weakly serrate around angle, with 2-13 (usually 3-7) minute serrations; preopercular ridge smooth. Tip of light organ on each side of tongue bound by membrane. (Ref. 90035).
Forms small groups in Diadema sea urchins (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gon, O. and G.R. Allen, 2012. Revision of the Indo-Pacific cardinalfish genus Siphamia (Perciformes: Apogonidae). Zootaxa 3294:1-84. (Ref. 90035)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .