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Epigonus draco  Okamoto, 2015

Dragon deepwater cardinalfish
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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);  draco: Name from Latin noun 'draco' meaning dragon; referring to the slender body and distinct scale pattern on the body surface.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 391 - 786 m (Ref. 105887).   Deep-water

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Western Pacific: from the Philippines, the Solomon Is and Vanuatu.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105887)

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: D VII-I,10; pectoral-fin rays 19-20; total gill rakers 22-23; pyloric caeca 7-9; pored lateral-line scales 47-49 + 3-4; scales below lateral line 9; vertebrae 10+15; with opercular spine; no maxillary mustache-like process; no ribs on last abdominal vertebra; uppermost margin of pectoral-fin base is lower than horizontal line through center of eye; proximal radial of first anal-fin pterygiophore is slender; mouth cavity is black (Ref. 105887).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Okamoto, M.., 2015. Epigonus draco, a new species of deepwater cardinalfish (Perciformes: Epigonidae) from the Western Pacific. Species Diversity 20:121-127. (Ref. 105887)

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): 2 - 4.1, mean 2.6 (based on 1887 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00249 - 0.01459), 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):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .