Halfband Cardinalfish, Apogon semiornatus Peters 1876

Other Names: Half-band Cardinalfish, Oblique-banded Cardinalfish, Threeband Cardinalfish

A Halfband Cardinalfish, Apogon semiornatus, in Lighthouse Bay, North West Cape, Western Australia, November 2018. Source: Glen Whisson / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

A semi-transparent pinkish cardinalfish with a broad reddish-brown stripe from the nape to the middle of the caudal fin, and another broad stripe from the snout through the eye and the pectoral-fin base to the base of the anal fin.

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Apogon semiornatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Jul 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1607

Halfband Cardinalfish, Apogon semiornatus Peters 1876

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Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, around the tropical north to Montague Island, New South Wales, including reefs in the Coral Sea; also Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

Species Citation

Apogon semiornatus Peters 1876, Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1876: 436. Type locality: Mauritius.


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CAAB Code:37327074

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:3-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5 cm TL

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