Apogon limenus

Sydney cardinalfish | Four-lined Soldierfish
Apogon limenus
Apogon limenus, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
Apogon limenus
Apogon limenus, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Apogon limenus
Apogon limenus, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Tom Davis
Apogon limenus
Apogon limenus, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Tom Davis
Apogon limenus
Apogon limenus, Night. Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Apogon limenus
Apogon limenus
Apogon limenus
Apogon limenus
Apogon limenus

Distribution

Temperate Australasia


Description

Five stripes plus short, faint half stripe behind eye. Mid stripe fades on to tail base and may appear separated from large black spot at rear of tail base. All fins translucent pink/orange.


Information

Max Size: 14 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 15.4-26.2°C

Depth: 1-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: 18.91

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (15.4% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (14 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.


Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney