Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Most common in seagrass beds, but occurs from water's edge to 75 m depth. Commonly trawled on shallow shrimp grounds.
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Distribution

Western Atlantic: southern Florida in USA and Bahamas to Curaçao and Venezuela, including the Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 9626).
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 65 mm TL
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Max. size

6.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251))
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 75 m
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Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 22 - 46
  Temperature range (°C): 23.720 - 27.306
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.421 - 0.793
  Salinity (PPS): 35.500 - 36.231
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.657 - 4.807
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.126
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.805 - 2.013

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 22 - 46

Temperature range (°C): 23.720 - 27.306

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.421 - 0.793

Salinity (PPS): 35.500 - 36.231

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.657 - 4.807

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.126

Silicate (umol/l): 0.805 - 2.013
 
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
  • Thresher, R.E. 1984 Reproduction in reef fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Ltd., Neptune City, New Jersey. 399 p. (Ref. 240)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Apogon aurolineatus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 14 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

AACCATAAAGACATCGGCACCCTTTATTTAGTATTTGGTGCCTGGGCCGGGATGGTCGGGACGGCCCTT---AGCCTACTCATCCGGGCGGAACTCAGCCAGCCTGGGGCCCTTCTTGGTGAC---GACCAAATTTATAATGTCATCGTCACAGCACATGCATTCGTAATAATCTTCTTTATAGTAATACCAATTATGATCGGCGGGTTTGGGAATTGACTAATCCCCCTAATG---ATCGGCGCCCCTGATATGGCATTCCCCCGAATGAATAACATAAGCTTTTGGCTCCTCCCGCCCTCCTTCGAACTGCTTCTAGCTTCCTCAGGCGTAGAAGCAGGTGCTGGGACCGGGTGAACCGTTTACCCCCTTCTCGCCGGAAACCTTGCCCACGCAGGGGCCTCTGTAAACCTT---ACAATCTTCTCCCTCCACCTGGCAGGAATTTCCTCCATCCTAGGGGCTTTCAATTTCATCACTACAATCACCAATATGAAGCCCCCCGGGATCACCCAATACCAAACCCCCTTATTTGTTTGAGCAGTCTTAATCACCGCGGTATTACTCCTCCTCTCTCTCCCTGTACTGGCTGCC---GGCATTACAATGCTTTTAACTGACCGTAATTTAAACACAACTTTCTTTGACCCTGCAGGAGGGGGGGACCCGATTCTATACCAGCATCTGTTCTGATTCTTCGGCCACCCTGAGGTTTACATCCTAATCCTCCCAGGCTTCGGCATAATCTCACACATTGTTGCCTACTACGCAGGTAAGAAA---GAACCATTTGGCTACATGGGTATGGTTTGGGCTATAATGGCAATCGGCCTACTTGGCTTTATTGTGTGGGCTCATCACATATTCACAGTCGGGATGGACGTGGATACTCGAGCATATTTCACATCCGCCACAATAATTATTGCCATCCCCACAGGAGTTAAGGTATTCAGTTGACTG---GCCACGCTACCCGGGGGC---GTAAGTAAATGAGAAACCCCCCTTTCATGAGCCCTTGGCTTCATCTTCCTGTTTACAGTAGGAGGTCTCACAGGGATTGCCTTC---CAATTCTCCTTAGATATTGTACTTCATGACACATATTATGTAGTAGCCCACTTCCATTACGTC---CTTTCTATAGGAGCCGTCTTCGCCATCGTAGCCGCCTTTGTCCACTGGTTCCCGCTCTTTACCGGCTACACTCTCCACAGCACTTGGTCAAAAGTACACTTCGGAGTAATG
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Apogon aurolineatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 15
Specimens with Barcodes: 23
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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