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Nectamia savayensis  (Günther, 1872)

Samoan cardinalfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 25 m (Ref. 34765).   Tropical

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Inhaca Island (Ref. 4329) and east to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and Rapa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. Body is coppery or silvery with a dark saddle on the upper half of the caudal peduncle; wedge shaped bar below eye (Ref. 2334, 48635). Greatest depth of body 2.2-2.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in protected coastal and seaward reef slopes in oceanic locations, to 15 m depth; secretive and rarely seen during daytime (Ref. 48635). Feeds on ostracods, amphipods, shrimps, and polychaetes (Ref. 37816).

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

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

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Myers, R.F., 1999. Micronesian reef fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 216 p. (Ref. 34765)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.1 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 3308 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01549 (0.00726 - 0.03306), 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):  3.3   ±0.35 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .