Mimic Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus parazonatus Gon 1993


Other Names: Mimic Cardinal

A Mimic Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus parazonatus, at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist.org. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A pale greenish to brownish-grey cardinalfish with a white-edged black stripe running from the snout and tapering to a point on the middle of the tail.
Unlike most cardinalfishes, this species swims in open water, mimicing the One-striped fangblenny, Meiacanthus vittatus (a species not found in Australian waters).

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Dianne J. Bray, Cheilodipterus parazonatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Nov 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/1637

Mimic Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus parazonatus Gon 1993

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Distribution

Northern Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island area, Queensland; also reefs in the Coral Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical west-Pacific.

Etymology

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. Gon, O. 1993. Revision of the cardinalfish genus Cheilodipterus (Perciformes: Apogonidae), with description of five new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 22: 1-59 

Species Citation

Cheilodipterus parazonatus Gon 1993, Indo-Pacific Fishes 22: 37, pl. 5C, figs 14-15. Type locality:  Kranket Island, Madang, Papua New Guinea. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Mimic Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus parazonatus Gon 1993

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Gon, O. 1993. Revision of the cardinalfish genus Cheilodipterus (Perciformes: Apogonidae), with description of five new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 22: 1-59.

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. (as Cheilodipterus zonatus)

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. (as Cheilodipterus nigrotaeniatus)

Mabuchi, K., T.H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma & M. Nishida. 2014. Revision of the systematics of the cardinalfishes (Percomorpha: Apogonidae) based on molecular analyses and comparative reevaluation of morphological characters. Zootaxa 3846(2): 151-203.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. (as Cheilodipterus zonatus)

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CAAB Code:37327092

Habitat:Reef associated

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