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Apogon trimaculatus Cuvier 1828


Currently Accepted Name: Apogon trimaculatus Cuvier 1828

Selected Name | Current Name | Original Name | Original Description | Bibliography | Distribution & Habitat | Anatomy | Synonyms | Common Names | Map

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Euteleostei
Superorder : Cyclosquamata
Order : Aulopiformes
Suborder : Percoidei
Family : Apogonidae
Genus : Apogon
Species : trimaculatus

Selected Name

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Name: Apogon trimaculatus
Author: Cuvier 1828
Genus: Apogon
Species: trimaculatus

Current Name

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Current Name: Apogon trimaculatus
Current Author: Cuvier 1828
Current Genus: Apogon
Current Species: trimaculatus
Current Summary: Apogon trimaculatus Cuvier 1828 Apogonidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Apogon trimaculatus
Original Author: Cuvier 1828
Original Genus Species: Apogon trimaculatus
Original Genus: Apogon
Original Species: trimaculatus

Original Description

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Original Name:Apogon trimaculatus Cuvier 1828
Reference: [ref. 997]
Journal Acronym: BOOK
Journal: Historie naturelle des poissons.
Article: Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome second. Livre Troisième. Des poissons de la famille des perches, ou des percoïdes.
Citation: v. 2
Pages: i-xxi + 2 pp. + 1-490
Drawings: Pls. 9-40
Text Page: 156
Illustrations: Pl. 22
Type Locality: Buro I., Moluccas, Indonesia.
Primary Type: Holotype: MNHN 8692
Type Catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1986:64 [ref. 12478].


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* Valid as Apogon trimaculatus Cuvier 1828.

Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984 - [ref. 6441] - The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokai Univ. Press. Page: 148

Allen & Swainston 1988 - [ref. 25477] - The marine fishes of north-western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Page: 68

Paxton et al. 1989 - [ref. 12442] - Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 7. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. Page: 551

Randall et al. 1990 - [ref. 15987] - Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Page: 147

Allen 1993 - [ref. 20779] - Cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) of Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, with descriptions of three new species. Page: 16

Allen 1997 - [ref. 23977] - Marine fishes of tropical Australia and south-east Asia. Western Australian Museum, Perth. Page: 108

Kuiter 1997 - [ref. 25488] - Guide to sea fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Page: 148

Randall et al. 1997 - [ref. 25919] - Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Page: 147

Myers 1999 - [ref. 23965] - Micronesian reef fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. 3rd revised ed. Coral Graphics, Guam. Page: 129

Randall & Fraser 1999 - [ref. 24563] - Clarification of the western Pacific cardinalfish species *Apogon trimaculatus* and *A. rhodopterus*, with decription of a similar new species. Page: 619

Allen 1999 - [ref. 24812] - Families Ambassidae and Apogonidae. In: Carpenter and Niem 1999 [ref. 24768]. Page: 2607

Nakabo 2000 - [ref. 25086] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. Second edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 761

Allen in Randall & Lim 2000 - [ref. 25122] - A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Page: 614

Allen 2000 - [ref. 25868] - Reef fishes recorded during the RAP survey of the Calamianes Islands. Page: 101

Hutchins 2001 - [ref. 25847] - Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Page: 32

Nakabo 2002 - [ref. 26001] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 761

Allen & Adrim 2003 - [ref. 26830] - Coral reef fishes of Indonesia. Page: 36

Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003 - [ref. 27510] - Fishes of Bitung, northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Page: 66

Randall et al. 2004 - [ref. 27624] - Checklist of the shore and epipelagic fishes of Tonga. Page: 14

Adrim et al. 2004 - [ref. 27715] - Marine fishes recorded from the Anambas and Natuna Islands, South China Sea. Page: 120

* Valid as Pristicon trimaculatus Cuvier 1828.

Randall 2005 - [ref. 28239] - Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Page: 211

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: reef-associated - An uncommon species found in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Nocturnal species (Ref. 7300).
Depth Range: 2.0 to 10.0 metres
6.6 to 32.8 feet
Distribution: West Pacific and southeastern Indian Ocean.


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Maximum Length: 160mm(NG)
6.30" (NG)


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Apogon trimaculatus Cuvier 1828
original combination


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Three-spot cardinalfishFishWiseEnglish
Three-spot cardinalfishAustraliaEnglish
Three-spot cardinalfishPapua New GuineaEnglish
Threespot cardinalfishGuamEnglish
Threespot cardinalfishMicronesiaEnglish

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Jack Randall Indonesia, Flores, Maumere Jack Randall Indonesia, Flores, Maumere
D.C. Cook Philippines, Palawan, El Nido Jack Randall Indonesia, Palau
Dennis Polack Indonesia, Sulawesi (North), Lembeh Straits

Distribution of Apogon trimaculatus

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