Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits rock pools but also found to depths of at least 50 m. Hides in holes and crevices during the day (Ref. 13121). Feeds on plankton (Ref. 40849).
  • Lubbock, R. and A. Edwards 1981 The fishes of Saint Paul's Rocks. J. Fish Biol. 18:135-157. (Ref. 13121)
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Distribution

Southwest Atlantic and Eastern Central Atlantic: endemic to Brazil, including Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and St. Paul's Rocks.
  • Lubbock, R. and A. Edwards 1981 The fishes of Saint Paul's Rocks. J. Fish Biol. 18:135-157. (Ref. 13121)
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Southern Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 101 mm SL
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Max. size

10.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13121))
  • Lubbock, R. and A. Edwards 1981 The fishes of Saint Paul's Rocks. J. Fish Biol. 18:135-157. (Ref. 13121)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 13121), usually 0 - 35 m (Ref. 40849)
  • Gasparini, J.L. and S.R. Floeter 2001 The shore fishes of Trindade Island, western South Atlantic. J. Nat. Hist. 35:1639-1656. (Ref. 40849)
  • Lubbock, R. and A. Edwards 1981 The fishes of Saint Paul's Rocks. J. Fish Biol. 18:135-157. (Ref. 13121)
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Depth range based on 13 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 29
  Temperature range (°C): 27.164 - 27.164
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.256 - 0.256
  Salinity (PPS): 36.993 - 36.993
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.667 - 4.667
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.142 - 0.142
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.862 - 1.862

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 29
 
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Depth: 0 - 50m.
Recorded at 50 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits rockpools but also found to depths of at least 50 m. Hides in holes and crevices during the day (Ref. 13121). Feeds on plankton (Ref. 40849).
  • Gasparini, J.L. and S.R. Floeter 2001 The shore fishes of Trindade Island, western South Atlantic. J. Nat. Hist. 35:1639-1656. (Ref. 40849)
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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

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Apogon americanus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
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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