Gelatinous Cardinalfish, Pseudamia gelatinosa Smith 1955


Other Names: Jelly Cardinalfish, Tail-spot Cardinalfish

A Gelatinous Cardinalfish, Pseudamia gelatinosa, from Scilly Atoll [Manuae], Society Islands, French Polynesia, USNM 434955. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams, Division of Fishes, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A slender dark translucent cardinalfish with large brown spots with central golden dot on the head and body, a golden to silvery iridescent lower half of head, a dusky peritoneum with numerous black dots, and an indistinct dark spot sometimes on the upper part of the caudal fin. 

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Gelatinous Cardinalfish, Pseudamia gelatinosa Smith 1955

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Distribution

Monte Bello Islands, Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef, Western Australia, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef , Queensland, to Sydney, New South Wales. Elsewhere, the species is widespread in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.
Inhabits protected bays and lagoon reefs, sheltering deep in coral thickets.

Features

Dorsal fin VI-I, 9; Anal fin II, 8; Pectoral fin 15; Pelvic fin I, 5; Lateral line (pored scales) 35; Predorsal scales 5-6; Circumpeduncular scales 12; Gill rakers 11 (developed gill rakers 8). 
 39-43 scales in longitudinal series. Max length : 11.0 cm TL. Depth range 1 - 64 m.

Species Citation

Pseudamia gelatinosa Smith 1955, Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12 8(93): 690, pl. 18(a). Type locality: Aldabra Island. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Gelatinous Cardinalfish, Pseudamia gelatinosa Smith 1955

References


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. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Lowe, G.R. & Russell, B.C. 1990. Additions and revisions to the checklist of fishes of the Capricorn-Bunker Group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 19: 1-27. 

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.

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. 

Randall, J.E., Lachner, E.A. & Fraser, T.H. 1985. A revision of the Indo-Pacific apogonid fish genus Pseudamia, with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 6: 1-23 pl. 1 

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2 (as Pseudamia polystigma)

Smith, J.L.B. 1955. The fishes of Aldabra. Part 2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12 8(93): 689-697 pl 18

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327107

Depth:1-64 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:11 cm TL

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