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Cercamia melanogaster Allen, Erdmann & Mahardini, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: Cercamia: Greek, kerkos = tail + Greek, amia = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335);  melanogaster: Name from Greek ' melanogaster' meaning black stomach; referring to its most conspicuous colour pattern feature of this otherwise mainly transparent fish.

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 42 m (Ref. 103847).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103847)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from a dark crevice on a near-vertical wall at a depth of about 15 m and from a metre-high coral formation (in 42 m depth) as they began to emerge at dusk from crevices. Like most apogonids, it appears to shelter in reef crevices and caves during the day and is active at night. General habitat at both locations consisted of large, sheltered bays exposed to freshwater influx and significant siltation (Ref. 103847).

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Allen, G.R., M.V. Erdmann and A. Mahardini, 2015. Cercamia melanogaster, a new species of cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from West Papua, Indonesia. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 14:57-65. (Ref. 103847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01549 (0.00709 - 0.03381), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 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) .