Apogon taeniatus

Author: taeniatus Cuvier, 1828

Apogon (Nectamia) taeniatus Cuvier, 1828

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Apogon (Nectamia) taeniatus Cuvier (ex Ehrenberg) in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body short, deep; eye slightly larger than snout; preopercular edge serrated, preopercular ridge smooth, weakly denticulate at angle; mouth oblique, lower jaw projecting; villiform teeth in bands in jaws, on vomer and palatines. Dl VII; D2 I + 8-9; A II + 6-8; pectoral fin not reaching (or rarely) anal fin origin; caudal fin subtruncate or at most feebly emarginate. Scales ctenoid, 25 in lateral line. Colour: brownish or silver grey; 3 darker vertical bands on each side, the first including a black ocellus with yellow or white ring, last band near the base of caudal fin. Size: about 10 cm SL.

Habitat: muddy or sandy bottoms to 50 m (Israel). Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: immigrant in the eastern Mediterranean, occasional off Israel. Elsewhere, Red Sea and western Indian ocean (East Africa, Persian Gulf).

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.