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Epigonus thai  Prokofiev & Bussarawit, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Epigonidae (Deepwater cardinalfishes)
Etymology: Epigonus: Greek, epi = over, in front + Greek, gonio = angle (Ref. 45335);  thai: Named for its locality of capture, Thailand.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range ? - 313 m (Ref. 96185).   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: presence of a strong pectoral spine; last abdominal vertebrae without ribs; toothless tongue; no maxillary mustache-like process; total gill rakers 27; total vertebrae 25 (10+15); pored lateral line scales 44+3; D VII+I,10; pectoral-fin rays 19; pyloric caeca 12 (Ref. 96185).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The holotype is female with immature ovaries with numerous pale-colored, spherical eggs (Ref. 96185).

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Okamoto, M. and C. Aungtonya, 2013. Reexamination of the holotype of Epigonus thai Prokofiev and Bussarawit: redescription and comparison with related species (Teleostei: Perciformes: Epigonidae). Phuket mar. biol. Cent. Res. Bull. 72:49-53. (Ref. 96185)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00252 - 0.01440), b=3.12 (2.91 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, 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 (16 of 100) .