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Apogonidae

[‚ap·ə′gän·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The cardinal fishes, a family of tropical marine fishes in the order Perciformes; males incubate eggs in the mouth.
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As far as it is known, the only reported case of an apogonid displaying evident temporary color change during breeding behaviors is Apogonichthy-aides Inger (Doderlein 1883).
Quinca mirifica is a large apogonid that in captivity can reach a standard length over 120 mm.
The author's observations both in the wild and laboratory indicate that this apogonid possesses unusual marked solitary/territorial behaviors.
Undoubtably, there will be much more research associated with this unique apogonid.
The author concludes that the present fine scale native distribution was the result of localized colonization from sea level fluctuations and the species' geographic distribution with respect to other apogonids was from geologic vicariance at least since the Oligocene.
In Chapter 6 the author presents new information about the morphology of Pterapogon with some comparisons to other apogonids.
These bones have been overlooked in previous apogonid studies.
The trawl contained a significant amount of reddish algae that may have cushioned these apogonids from extensive loss of scales, broken spines and other bodily damage and may have helped to retain them in the trawl.
Photographs of five other apogonids were taken at the same station.
Specifically, of the nocturnal taxa, priacanthids and holocentrids were highly preferred, whereas apogonids were avoided.
argus (Randall, 2007), the apogonids hide in small reef crevices inaccessible to a large-body predator.
Some deep-bodied apogonids resemble Macquaria larvae but can be distinguished by having separate spinous and soft dorsal fins and a large, conspicuous gas bladder.