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Foa fo  Jordan & Seale, 1905

Weedy cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
More on author: Jordan, Seale.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 82 m (Ref. 57178), usually 0 - 15 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indian Ocean: From East Africa and the Red Sea. Pacific: Widespread on most Pacific Plate islands up to French Polynesia, islands bordering the Plate, Philippines, Australia, New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: usually 8-12 pored lateral-line scales and 13-15 gill rakers and rudiments; body scales margins uniform to pale edging; body mottled brownish with 5 darker irregular bars, the first anterior to origin of first dorsal fin, the second bar from posterior half of first dorsal fin through posterior half of pelvic fin, the third narrow bar between soft dorsal and soft anal fins, the fourth on caudal peduncle, and the fifth at base of caudal fin; axil of pectoral fin with a whitish spot; 3 whitish basicaudal spots partially in darkish basicaudal bar; whitish spot behind posterior base of soft dorsal fin; second dorsal fin, anal fin and caudal fin pale with darkish banding (Ref. 93673).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Nocturnal species; occurs inshore (Ref. 7300). Enters estuaries and quiet coastal bays, usually on mud or silty substrate with algae-rock outcrops or isolated soft corals (Ref. 48635). Solitary or in small groups (Ref 90102).

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Are mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).

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Fraser, T.H. and J.E. Randall, 2011. Two new species of Foa (Apogonidae) from the Pacific Plate, with redescriptions of Foa brachygramma and Foa fo. Zootaxa, 2988:1-27. (Ref. 93673)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01549 (0.00722 - 0.03321), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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 (10 of 100) .