Astrapogon alutus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
ApogonidaeAstrapogon alutus(Jordan and Gilbert)1882Bronze Cardinalfish

Astrapogon alutus

Unique Characters: Scales on body cycloid. Median predorsal scales absent. Posterior margin of preopercle smooth. Pectoral-fin rays 14 (rarely 13 or 15).

Similar Species: Bigtooth Cardinalfish Apogon affinis. Scales on body cycloid to weakly ctenoid. Median predorsal scales present. Posterior margin of preopercle serrate. Pectoral-fin soft rays 11 or 12 (rarely 13). Membraneous ventral preopercular flap not extending beyond posterior preopercle edge. Inner pelvic-fin ray mostly free from body Segmented anal-fin rays 9. Both jaws with a single series of small conical teeth interspersed with several enlarged caniniform teeth.

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