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Nectamia similis  Fraser, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: similis: Name from Latin similis meaning like, refers to the pale bars on the body similar to Nectamia luxuria and the saddles and caudal mark similar to N. bandanensis; treated as an adjective.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical; 15°N - 13°S, 105°E - 155°E (Ref. 74933)

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Western Pacific: Indonesia to Micronesia; north to the Philippines.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74933)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. A Nectamia with two dark saddles on body below the first and second dorsal fin, a narrow pale bar on the opercle reaching above the top of the preopercle, a few narrow pale bars on the body, caudal peduncle with a complete dark wide bar, connected dorsally and ventrally caudal fin with dark margins, subocular mark, thin and triangular (Ref. 74933)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

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Fraser, T.H., 2008. Cardinalfishes of the genus Nectamia (Apogonidae, Perciformes) from the Indo-Pacific region with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 1691:1-52. (Ref. 74933)

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): 28 - 29.3, mean 28.8 (based on 1314 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):  3.2   ±0.3 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) .