Apogon soloriens

19 Jun, 2020

Apogon soloriens, a new species of cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the Bonin Islands, Japan.

Apogon soloriens, a new species of cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the Bonin Islands, Japan.Yoshida, T. &…

Posted by Ichthyology of the world on Thursday, June 18, 2020

The new cardinalfish Apogon soloriens is described on the basis of nine specimens collected from the Bonin Islands (northern island chain of Ogasawara Islands), Japan. The new species resembles Apogon caudicinctus Randall and Smith 1988 in coloration, lacking a black band below the second dorsal fin but with a black band on the caudal peduncle, but differs in having 13 pectoral-fin rays (vs. 12 rays in A. caudicinctus), greater interorbital width [9.1–11.1% of standard length (mean 9.8%) vs. 6.6–7.9% (7.3%)], and a wider blackish band on the caudal peduncle (vs. narrower black band). A key to the Apogon talboti look-alike group is provided.


Related Posts

About the author

Avatar photo
Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

Leave a reply

Receive FREE e-Newsletters from the editors of CORAL Magazine.

Sign up to get interesting news and updates delivered to your inbox.

Thank you! You have successfully subscribed to the CORAL Magazine e-newsletter.