Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Apogonidae > Apogon > Apogon maculatus

Apogon maculatus (Spotted cardinalfish; Flamefish)

Synonyms: Monoprion maculatus
Language: Mandarin Chinese; Papiamento; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

Apogon maculatus is a cardinalfish from the western Atlantic. Apogon maculatus is a nocturnal fish, and it usually hides in shadowy areas. This fish can be viewed with a red light in a dark room if needed to. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade because of its uniqueness. In captivity the fish's color tends to fade unless fed color enhancing vitamins. It grows to a size of 11 centimetres (4.3 in) in length. This fish can be aggressive towards other cardinal fish. Only one should be kept in a tank unless in mated pairs, or two can be placed in a 55 imperial gallons (250 L) or larger tank. Otherwise it does well with peaceful tank mates as long as it has caves and places to hide. The ideal water conditions are temperatures of 72–78 °F (22–26 °C), with a pH of 8.1 to 8.4, sg
View Wikipedia Record: Apogon maculatus

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet



Parasitized by 
Pseudopecoelus tortugae[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Canada; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, Bahamas, and Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 26340) to Brazil.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License