Dwarf Cardinalfish, Fowleria vaiulae (Jordan & Seale 1906)


Other Names: Mottled Cardinalfish, Spotless Cardinalfish

A Dwarf Cardinalfish, Fowleria vaiulae, at Padre Burgos, Eastern Visayas, Philippines. Source: Klaus Stiefel / Flickr. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A mottled brown to reddish brown cardinalfish with 6-8 pale narrow bars on sides, pale bands radiating from the eyes and no dark spot on the gill cover.

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Dianne J. Bray, Fowleria vaiulae in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Sep 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4220

Dwarf Cardinalfish, Fowleria vaiulae (Jordan & Seale 1906)

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Distribution

Rowley Shoals, WA, and Boot Reef to One Tree Island, QLD, aldo Lord Howe Island, Tasman Sea. The species occurs elsewhere in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific.
Inhabits sheltered coastal reefs and lagoons. A secretive species that often shelters among Acropora corals.

Species Citation

Foa vaiulae Jordan & Seale 1906, Bull. Bur. Fish. (U.S.) for 1905 25: 249, fig. 43. Type locality: Apia, Upolu Island, Western Samoa.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Dwarf Cardinalfish, Fowleria vaiulae (Jordan & Seale 1906)

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. (as Fowleria abocellata)

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. (as Fowleria abocellata)

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. 1988. Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 197 pp. (as Fowleria abocellata)

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

Goren, M. & Karplus, I. 1980. Fowleria abocellata, a new cardinal fish from the Gulf of Elat— Red Sea (Pisces, Apogonidae). Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) 55(20): 231-234. (as Fowleria abocellata)

Jordan, D.S. & Seale, A. 1906. The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the Archipelago, with a provisional checklist of the fishes of Oceania. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (U.S.) for 1905 25: 173-455 figs 1-111 pls 33-53

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. (as Fowleria abocellata)

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:37327096

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:3-15 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5 cm TL

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