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; senoui: This species is named senoui in honour of Dr. Hiroshi Senou of the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History. Dr. Senou, in collaboration with various Japanese colleagues, has been largely responsible for a marked increase in our knowledge of tropical reef fishes occurring in southern Japan and the adjacent Ryukyu Archipelago. He also collected and photographed the holotype and most paratypes of this species. (Ref. 90035).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 10 - 35 m (Ref. 90035). Tropical
Pacific Ocean: Japan (Ref. 90035)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Dorsal rays VII+I,9; anal rays II,8; pectoral rays 12 (rarely 11 or 13); tubed lateral-line scales 3-8; median predorsal scales 4-5; total gill rakers 3-4 + 9-11 = 12-14; developed gill rakers 1-2 + 8-9; gill rakers on ceratobranchial 6-7. Body depth 2.3-2.7 in SL and body width 1.95-2.25 in the depth; eye diameter 2.65-3.1 in head length; first dorsal spine 2.3-10.3 in second spine; second dorsal spine 4.35-6.2, spine of second dorsal fin 3.5-4.4,and second anal spine 4.7-5.6, all in head length; pectoral-fin length 4.4-4.95 and pelvic-fin length 4.1-4.9 in SL;caudal-peduncle length 1.1-1.5 in distance between pelvic spine insertion and anal-fin origin. Preopercular edgeweakly serrate around angle, with 4-15 (usually 7-12) minute serrations; preopercular ridge smooth. Tip of light organon each side of tongue bound by membrane (Ref. 90035).
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
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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) .