Frostfin Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus hoevenii (Bleeker 1854)


Other Names: Flag-fin Cardinal

A Frostfin Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus hoevenii, at Lembeh Strait, Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A brownish cardinalfish with a yellowish head, a white margin on the rear of the spinous dorsal fin, and a small white spot on the upper body below the last dorsal-fin ray.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Ostorhinchus hoevenii in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1615

Frostfin Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus hoevenii (Bleeker 1854)

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Distribution

Found on the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. The species forms small groups amongst corals, sea urchins, crinoids and algae.

Species Citation

Apogon hoevenii Bleeker 1854, Natuurk. Tijdschr. Nederlandsch Indië 6: 483. Type locality: Ambon Island, Moluccas, Indonesia.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Frostfin Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus hoevenii (Bleeker 1854)

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. 

Bleeker, P. 1854. Vijfde bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Amboina. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 6: 455-508.

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.

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.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327062

Biology:Oral egg brooders (males)

Depth:1-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5 cm TL

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