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Author: taeniatus Cuvier, 1828

Apogon (Nectamia) taeniatus Cuvier, 1828

Diagnosis: body short, deep; eye slightly larger than snout; preopercular edge serrated, preopercular ridge smooth, weakly denticulate at angle; mouth oblique, lower jaw projecting; villiform teeth in bands in jaws, on vomer and palatines. Dl VII; D2 I + 8-9; A II + 6-8; pectoral fin not reaching (or rarely) anal fin origin; caudal fin subtruncate or at most feebly emarginate. Scales ctenoid, 25 in lateral line. Colour: brownish or silver grey; 3 darker vertical bands on each side, the first including a black ocellus with yellow or white ring, last band near the base of caudal fin. Size: about 10 cm SL.

Habitat: muddy or sandy bottoms to 50 m (Israel). Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: immigrant in the eastern Mediterranean, occasional off Israel. Elsewhere, Red Sea and western Indian ocean (East Africa, Persian Gulf).

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Apogon taeniatus