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Species: Apogon robinsi, Broadsaddle cardinalfish, Roughlip cardinalfish

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2 dark bars: straight under D2, wide - tail base
WIDE between dark bars
D2 & A base, upper & lower C borders: red line
no canines, upper teeth outside jaw

Apogon robinsi Bohlke & Randall, 1968

Roughlip cardinalfish

Body oblong, compressed; head large, snout short; eye large; moderately large oblique mouth that opens at the front; top jaw wide, partly concealed when mouth is closed, scaleless; jaws with bands of small teeth, no canines, top jaw teeth extending onto outsides of jawbone; front and sides of roof of mouth with a band of small teeth; preopercle serrated, lower membranous flap not extending beyond edge of preoperculum;17 (rarely 16) lower gill rakers; dorsal fin VI + I, 9; anal fin II, 8; inner pelvic ray mostly not attached to body; pectoral 12; tail fin slightly concave; body scales rough; 3-8 scales on center of nape before dorsal fin; lateral line scales not enlarged; lateral line complete, extends onto base of tail fin.

Pink; 2 red bars: a straight narrow bar under rear of dorsal fin, a wider dark bar with black edges at end of tail base; fins reddish, with bases of 2nd dorsal and anal fins and upper and lower margins of tail fin distinctly darker red.

Reaches 10.1 cm.

Lives on reefs.

Depth: 7-150 m.

Bermuda to the S Caribbean.


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Salinity
  • Marine Only
  • Marine
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Near Bottom
  • Mid Water
  • Bottom + water column
Habitat
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Rocks
  • Corals
  • Water column
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Planktivore
  • No Data
Diet
  • Zooplankton
Egg Type
  • Brooded
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
Global Endemism
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Island (s)
  • Island (s) only
  • GC endemic
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 10.1
Depth Range Min
  • 7
Depth Range Max
  • 150