Ringtail Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus aureus (Lacépède 1802)


Other Names: Golden Cardinalfish, Ringtail Cardinal, Ring-tail Cardinalfish, Ring-tailed Cardinalfish, Ring-tailed Cardinal-fish

A Ring-tail Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus aureus, at North Solitary Island, New South Wales, January 2013. Source: Ian Shaw / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
An iridescent coppery cardinalfish becoming paler before the black band around the caudal peduncle, with a dark bar on the snout and electric blue lines on the face.

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Ostorhinchus aureus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4466

Ringtail Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus aureus (Lacépède 1802)

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Distribution

Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, and Ashmore and Cartier Islands in the Timor Sea, to Jervis Bay, New South Wales; also Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean, and the Lord Howe island region in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.
Shelters under ledges or in holes and caves during the day.

Species Citation

Centropomus aureus Lacépède 1802, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 4: 253, 273. Type locality: Mauritius and Réunion.

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Ringtail Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus aureus (Lacépède 1802)

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. 1979. The Fishes of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Aust. Natl. Parks Wldlf. Ser. Spec. Publ. 2. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service 81 pp. 15 pls.

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

Choat, J.H., van Herwerden, L., Robbins, W.D., Hobbs, J.P. & Ayling, A.M. 2006. A report on the ecological surveys undertaken at Middleton and Elizabeth Reefs, February 2006. Report by James Cook University to the Department of the Environment and Heritage. 65 pp. 

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. 

Hutchins, B. 2004. Fishes of the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 66: 343–398 

Hutchins, J.B. 1994. A survey of the nearshore reef fish fauna of Western Australia's west and south coasts — The Leeuwin Province. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 46: 1-66 figs 1-6 

Hutchins, J.B. & Swainston, R. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete field guide for anglers and divers. Perth : Swainston Publishing 180 pp. 

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. 

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. 

Lacépède, B.G. 1802. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : chez Plassan Vol. 4 728 pp. 16 pls.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-29.

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., Fraser, T.H. & Lachner, E.A. 1990. On the validity of the Indo-Pacific cardinalfishes Apogon aureus (Lacépède) and A. fleurieu (Lacepède), with description of a related new species from the Red Sea. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 103(1): 39-62. Ref available at BHL

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

Siebeck, U.E. & Marshall, N.J. 2001. Ocular media transmission of coral reef fish - can coral reef fish see ultraviolet light? Vision Research 41: 133-149.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327020

Biology:Males - mouth brooders

Depth:1-54 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:14.5 cm TL

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