Tale ben definito e netto effimero dicromatismo sessuale non e stato mai descritto negli Apogonidae.
With 347 valid species (Eschmeyer & Fong 2013), Apogonidae (cardinalfishes) is the seventh most speciose family among Perciformes.
Evident sexual dimorphism is largely absent in Apogonidae (Barnett & Bellwood 2005, Okuda et al.
during his extensive field surveys and taxonomic work in Apogonidae, Allen did not observe apogonids displaying color changes [Allen, per.
Relationship between observed social and reproductive behaviors, and presence of ephemeral sexual dichromatism in Apogonidae.
Such a dramatic temporary color change is probably rare in Apogonidae, and it seems plausible that its development in Q.
In the author's scenario of freshwater origin of the Apogonidae, direct development would be basal, not a synapomorphy.
Vagelli discusses some of the literature, pre-2010, about interrelationships among the Gobioidei, Kurtidae and Apogonidae.
This assemblage was dominated by mesopelagic fish belonging to Myctophidae, Sternoptychidae, Bregmacerotidae, Phosichthyidae, and Paralepididae, but also by the coral-reef-associated fish, such as Serranidae, Carangidae, Mullidae, Pomacanthidae, Apogonidae, and Callionymidae.
Its taxonomic composition was predominantly Myctophidae, Scaridae, Gobiidae, Serranidae, Callionymidae, and Apogonidae.