Apogon pacificus, Machalilla, Ecuador, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Translucent red, to orange to pink with yellow highlights, with a narrow bar from the joining point of the first and second dorsal fins fading onto lower sides, and a stripe from snout through eye fading on gill cover. Eye with yellow top and bottom edges. Generally hides in caves and under ledges during the day, coming out to feed in the open at night.
Max Size: 10 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 13.9-30.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (14% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Large aggregations (110 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.