IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This cardinalfish, Apogon compressus is found on a diverse range of continental, shelf and high island reefs at a depth range of 1 - 20 m. It is associated with areas of abundant live coral cover (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2009). Apogon compressus often hides among branching stony corals during the day. A. compressus is nocturnal and leaves its shelter at night to feed on zooplankton. It is often found in small aggregations, among or near mounds of branching coral such as Porites cylindrica or Porites nigrescens.

  • Marine


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