Apogon dhofaris commonly referred to as Dhofar cardinalfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 7285 AphiaID: 273004 Scientific: Apogon dhofar German: Kardinalbarsch English: Dhofar Cardinalfish Category: Cardinalfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Apogon (Genus) > dhofar (Species) Initial determination: Mee, 1995 Occurrence: Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman / Oman Size: up to 5.51" (14 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Invertebrates, Mysis, Rock shrimps, Schrimps Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2014-07-01 15:50:20
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Apogon dhofar inhabits rocky bottom areas in protected coastal bays in relativly deep waters (+60m ) noctural species, that feed on benthic invertebrate at night.
The cardinalfish has narrower dark vertical bars which are often indistinct or absent in
life and tend to fade with size; and a caudal spot which is much smaller and often absent in life.
Apogon dhofar might also be confused with several other Indian Ocean species of Apogon which have small and sometimes faint caudal spots.
Normally not found in the aquarium trade.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Apogoninae (Subfamily) > Apogon (Genus)
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