Singapore Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus singapurensis Bleeker 1860


Other Names: Truncate Cardinalfish

Singapore Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus singapurensis. Source: Gerald R. Allen / Western Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved


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Singapore Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus singapurensis Bleeker 1860

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Distribution

Known from Rowley Shoals, Western Australia. Elsewhere the species occurs in the East-Indo-west-central Pacific from the East Indies to the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and north to Japan.
Inhabits patch reefs in lagoons, front reef slopes, and silty areas in depths of 2-10 m. The solitary adults shelter among corals and boulders, under plate corals, and in seagrass meadows. Juveniles often hide amongst sea urchin spines.

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Dianne J. Bray

Singapore Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus singapurensis Bleeker 1860

References


Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team). 2010. Cheilodipterus singapurensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T155102A4707166. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T155102A4707166.en. Downloaded on 28 July 2016.

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CAAB Code:37327091

Biology:Mouth brooders (males)

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:2-10 m

Habitat:Reef associated

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