Wolf Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus artus Smith 1961


Other Names: Arrow-tooth Cardinal

A Wolf Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus artus, in Lembeh Straits, north Sulawesi, Indonesia. Source: Paddy Ryan / http://www.ryanphotographic.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale greyish to mauve cardinalfish with 8 reddish-brown stripes along the head and body, and a dark caudal-fin base. Juveniles have a large gold patch surrounding a small black spot on the caudal peduncle.

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Cheilodipterus artus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Nov 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/1639

Wolf Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus artus Smith 1961

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Distribution

Northern Great Barrier Reef to the Capricorn Group, Queensland; also Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Timor Sea, and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.
Forms small, loose aggregates in caves or just above coral branches in sheltered bays and lagoon patch reefs 5 to at least 20 m.

Species Citation

Cheilodipterus artus Smith 1961, Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute, Grahamstown 22: 409, pl. 50(F). Type locality: Mahé, Seychelles. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Wolf Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus artus Smith 1961

References


Allen, G.R. 1993. Cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) of Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, with descriptions of three new species. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 20(1): 9-20.

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.

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

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. 

Mabuchi, K., Fraser, T.H., Song, H., Azuma, Y. & Nishida, M. 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 

Marnane, M.J. & Bellwood, D.R. 2002. Diet and norturnal foraging in cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) at One Tree Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 231: 261-268.

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp. 

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. 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. 

Smith, J.L.B. 1961. Fishes of the family Apogonidae of the western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute, Grahamstown 22: 373-418 figs 1-11 pls 46-52

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327086

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:3-20+ m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:19 cm SL

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