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Foa leisi  Fraser & Randall, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes) > Apogoninae
Etymology: leisi: 10656.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 18 m (Ref. 93673).   Tropical

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Central Pacific: known only from French Polynesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93673)

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 6-9 pored lateral-line scales and 14-16 gill rakers and rudiments; body scale margins are uniform to narrow dark edged; body mottled brown with 2-3 faint dark bars, the first below posterior part of first dorsal fin, the second below mid-second dorsal fin, and the third on anterior caudal peduncle; axil of pectoral fin without spot; 3 whitish basicaudal spots; no white spot behind posterior base of soft dorsal fin; second dorsal fin, anal fin and caudal fin pale with faint reddish banding (Ref. 93673).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lagoons, bays and near mouths of small tidal streams; one specimen was collected in a pen shell, Atrina pectinta. Specimens were collected with rotenone without identifying cryptic associations/locations during the day (Ref. 93673).

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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