Monster Cardinalfish, Jaydia melanopus (Weber 1911)


Other Names: Monster Cardinal-fish, Spindle-egg Cardinalfish

Monster Cardinalfish, Jaydia melanopus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A yellowish brown to silvery grey cardinalfish with a broad dusky band below the first dorsal fin, a black spot or blotch at on the body at the rear of the dorsal and anal fins that may form an indistinct band, and dusky fins.

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Jaydia melanopus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Feb 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/3477

Monster Cardinalfish, Jaydia melanopus (Weber 1911)

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Distribution

Kimberley coast, Western Australia, to northern Cape York, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in New Guinea.

Features

Dorsal fin VI + I,9; Anal fin II, 9.

Etymology

The specific name is from the Greek melanopus (= black feet) in reference to the black pelvic fins.

Species Citation

Apogon melanopus Weber 1911, Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 34: 28, fig. 4. Type locality: Sungi Barkai at Wardakau, Aru Island, Indonesia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Monster Cardinalfish, Jaydia melanopus (Weber 1911)

References


Allen, G.R. 1985. A new species of cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from northern Australia and the Aru Islands. The Beagle. Occasional Papers of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences 2(1): 11-15 figs 1-3 (described as Apogon fusovatus) See ref at BHL

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. & Morrison, S. 1996. A new species of cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from northern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 17: 439-442 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp. 

Kuiter, R.H. & Kozawa, T. 2019. Cardinalfishes of the world. New ed. Seaford, Victoria : Aquatic Photographics, and Okazaki, Aichi, Japan : Anthias, Nexus: 1-198.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293 

Larson, H.K. & Williams, R.S. 1997. Darwin Harbour fishes: a survey and annotated checklist. pp. 339-380 in Hanley, H.R., Caswell, G., Megirian, D. & Larson, H.K. (eds). The Marine Flora and Fauna of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Proceedings of the Sixth International Marine Biology Workshop. Darwin : Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 466 pp. 

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 

Russell, B.C. and W. Houston, 1989. Offshore fishes of the Arafura Sea. The Beagle. Occasional Papers of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences 6(1): 69-84.

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls.

Weber, M. 1911. Die Fische der Aru- und Kei-Inseln. Ein Beitrag zur Zoogeographie dieser Inseln. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 34: 1-49 figs 1-11 pls 1-2

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327016

Biology:Bioluminescent

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:2-106 m

Habitat:Soft sediment areas

Max Size:11 cm TL

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