Yellow Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus flavus (Allen & Randall 1993)


Other Names: Brassy Cardinalfish

A Yellow Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus flavus, at Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, November 2016. Source: David R / iNaturalist.org via the Atals of Living Australia. License: CC BY Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A bright yellowish-orange cardinalfish with a black spot centred on the tail base, a pair of white stripes through eye, and a brown stripe in front of the eye.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Ostorhinchus flavus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1613

Yellow Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus flavus (Allen & Randall 1993)

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Distribution

The Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Coral Sea; also in the Lord Howe Island Province and at Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the south-west Pacific.

Similar Species

The similar Capricorn Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus capricornis, has a pair of blue stripes through the eye vs white stripes in O. flavus.

Species Citation

Apogon flavus Allen & Randall 1993, Rev. Française d'Aquariol. Herpétol. 19(4): 109, figs 2-4. Type locality: west side of Nepean Island, Norfolk Island. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Yellow Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus flavus (Allen & Randall 1993)

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. & Randall, J.E. 1993. Three new species of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) from Australia and adjacent seas. Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 19(4): 107-114 

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. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327126

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:10-25 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10 cm SL

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