Creamspotted Cardinalfish, Ozichthys albimaculosus Kailola 1976

Other Names: Cream-spotted Cardinal-fish, White-spot Cardinalfish

Creamspotted Cardinalfish, Ozichthys albimaculosus. Source: Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

This species was previously known as Apogon albimaculosus, or Foa albimaculosa.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Ozichthys albimaculosus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 06 Jun 2023,

Creamspotted Cardinalfish, Ozichthys albimaculosus Kailola 1976

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Port Hedland, Western Australia, to Bowen, Queensland; also in New Guinea. Occurs on inshore soft bottom habitats.

Species Citation

Apogon albimaculosus Kailola, 1976, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(8): 131, fig. 1. Type locality: between Gloucester Island and Bowen, Queensland.


Bray, D.J. 2020


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Creamspotted Cardinalfish, Ozichthys albimaculosus Kailola 1976


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

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. (as Foa albimaculosa)

Blaber, S.J.M., Brewer, D.T. & Harris, A.N. 1994. Distribution, biomass and community structure of demersal fishes of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 45(3): 375-396.(as Apogon albimaculosus)

Fraser, T. 2006. A new species of cardinalfish (Perciformes: Apogonidae: Apogon) from New Caledonia, with comments and a key to related species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 119(1): 137-142. (as Apogon albimaculosus)

Fraser, T.H. 2014. A new genus of cardinalfish from tropical Australia and southern New Guinea (Percomorpha: Apogonidae). Zootaxa 3852(2): 283–293 DOI: Abstract

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. (as Apogon albimaculosus)  

Kailola, P.J. 1976. A new species of cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from northern Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Records of the Australian Museum 30(8): 129-136 DOI:10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1976.396 Open access

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. (as Apogon albimaculosus)

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. (as Apogon albimaculosus)

Mabuchi, K., T.H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma & M. Nishida. 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. (as Foa albimaculosa)

Ramm, D.C., P.J. Pender, R.S. Willing & R.C. Buckworth. 1990. Large-scale spatial patterns of abundance within the assemblage of fish caught by prawn trawlers in Northern Australian waters.Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 41(1): 79-95. (as Apogon albimaculosus)

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1985. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. (as Apogon albimaculosus)

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37327014

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:5-106 m

Habitat:Soft bottoms

Max Size:10 cm TL

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