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Pseudamia gelatinosa Smith, 1955
Pseudamia polystigma Bleeker, 1859

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Pseudamia  
  Pseudamia gelatinosa    Smith, 1956 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Pseudamia amblyuroptera Pseudamia amblyuropterus Pseudamia gelantinosa Pseudamia polystigma   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) Fishbase(2006) Shao, K. T., and J. P. Chen (1986) The New Records of Cardinalfishes from Taiwan, with a Synopsis of the Family Apogonidae. Journ. Taiwan Museum, 39(2):61-104 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen and R. C. Steene (1990) Fishes of the
Character: Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 8; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 15-17. Body light brown with longitudinal series of small blackish-brown dots, a dark spot of about eye dimeter may present at the upper base of caudal fin. Head light brown with numerous small dark brown spots of variable size, those on operculum about or larger than the spots on body side; flap on anterior nostril darkly pigmented. Second dorsal, anal, and caudal fins dusky to blackish with pale distal margins. 
Habitat: Inhabits protected bays and lagoon reefs. Lives deep in coral thickets, thus is seldom seen by day (mainly nocturnal). Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to French Polynesia, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Sydney Harbor, New South Wales (Australia). Not yet reported from the Persian Gulf, India, Malaysia, Lord Howe Island, Hawaiian Islands, Marquesan Islands, Pitcai 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381380
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Pseudamia gelatinosa Smith , 1956

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Pseudaminae
Etymology: Pseudamia: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, amia = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Smith .

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 64 m (Ref. 526 ), usually 1 - 40 m (Ref. 37816 ).   Tropical; 30°N - 30°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to French Polynesia, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Sydney Harbor, New South Wales (Australia). Not yet reported from the Persian Gulf, India, Malaysia, Lord Howe Island, Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands, Pitcairn Group, and Easter Island (Ref. 526 ). Recently recorded from India (Ref. 45255 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 8; Vertebrae : 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: dorsal fin rays VI-I, 9; anal fin rays II, 8; pectoral fin rays 15; pelvic fin rays I, 5; pored lateral line scales 35; predorsal scales 5-6; circumpeduncular scales 12; total gill rakers 11, developed gill rakers 8 (Ref. 093839 ); body translucent when fresh; sides and ventral part of head light golden to silvery iridescent; head and body with large brown spots with golden dot on the center; dusky peritoneum with numerous black dots. Anterior nostril with long, darkly pigmented membranous flap. Dorsal part of caudal fin sometimes with an indistinct dark spot. 39-43 scales in longitudinal series. This species has fewer gill rakers and anal fin rays than P. amblyuroptera (Ref. 37816 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits protected bays and lagoon reefs. Lives deep in coral thickets, thus is seldom seen by day (mainly nocturnal). Solitary (Ref 90102).

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Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205 ).

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Randall, J.E., E.A. Lachner and T.H. Fraser , 1985. Revision of the Indo-Pacific apogonid fish genus Pseudamia , with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. 6:1-23. (Ref. 526 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.7 - 29, mean 27.6 (based on 1302 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.5   ±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 (11 of 100) .

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