As far as it is known, the only reported case of an apogonid displaying evident temporary color change during breeding behaviors is Apogonichthy-aides Inger (Doderlein 1883).
Quinca mirifica is a large apogonid that in captivity can reach a standard length over 120 mm.
The author's observations both in the wild and laboratory indicate that this apogonid possesses unusual marked solitary/territorial behaviors.
In addition, the scarcity of longterm field observations on individual mating pairs has led to a subjective and often inconsistent characterization of the apogonid mating patterns (Va-gelli 2011).
Undoubtably, there will be much more research associated with this unique apogonid.
The author concludes that the present fine scale native distribution was the result of localized colonization from sea level fluctuations and the species' geographic distribution with respect to other apogonids was from geologic vicariance at least since the Oligocene.
In Chapter 6 the author presents new information about the morphology of Pterapogon with some comparisons to other apogonids.
These bones have been overlooked in previous apogonid studies.
The trawl contained a significant amount of reddish algae that may have cushioned these apogonids from extensive loss of scales, broken spines and other bodily damage and may have helped to retain them in the trawl.
Photographs of five other apogonids were taken at the same station.
Specifically, of the nocturnal taxa, priacanthids and holocentrids were highly preferred, whereas apogonids were avoided.
argus (Randall, 2007), the apogonids hide in small reef crevices inaccessible to a large-body predator.
The 90-fold higher abundance of apogonids observed in nighttime surveys compared to that observed in daytime surveys at the same sites in this study underscores this potential limitation of daytime surveys.
The egg-brooding habits of marine apogonids
was summarized by Allen (1975 and 1993).
Some deep-bodied apogonids
resemble Macquaria larvae but can be distinguished by having separate spinous and soft dorsal fins and a large, conspicuous gas bladder.