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Apogon
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Apogon guadalupensis
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Apogon guadalupensis

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Kinds
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Overview
Main identification features
  • head and eye large; snout short
  • red
  • 1st dorsal fin : vi
  • preopercle: ridge before smooth edge
  • scales rough
APOGON

CARDINALFISHES

Body oblong, compressed; head large, snout short; eye large; teeth small, no canines, usually present on center and sides of roof of mouth; preopercle smooth; 1st dorsal fin with VI-VII spines; lateral line complete; 23-45 pored lateral line scales, last few scales on tail fin; body scales rough; tail usually concave.

Apogon is a circumtropical genus with over ~150 species. Six species found in the tropical eastern Pacific are endemic to that region.


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Acknowledgements

I thank Ashley MacDonald and John Pickering, University of Georgia, for technical support in building this page.


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