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Fowleria marmorata  (Alleyne & MacLeay, 1877)

Marbled cardinalfish
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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: Fowleria: Taken from Fowler, ichthyiologist, 1945 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 37 m (Ref. 57178).   Tropical; 30°N - 24°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Line, Marquesan, and Society islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5525)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. Reddish brown with about 10 dark bars and reddish fins (Ref. 37816, 48635). A reflective black to bluish grey spot, sometimes rimmed with white, on operculum. Lateral line incomplete (Ref. 48635); characterized further by dark bands radiating from rear eye; incomplete lateral line with 10-13 tubed scales; greatest depth of body 2.7-3.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Nocturnal species. Occurs inshore (Ref. 7300) over rocky bottoms (Ref. 1602). Also found in outer reefs in mixed rich coral and algae rubble slopes (Ref. 48635). Solitary and cryptic (Ref 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 2630 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.