Flame Cardinalfish, Apogon talboti Smith 1961


Other Names: Talbot's Cardinalfish

Flame Cardinalfish. Apogon talboti. Source: Western Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A bright red cardinalfish with dusky scale margins. The Flame Cardinalfish shelters deep in crevices during the day and is rarely seen.

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Dianne J. Bray, Apogon talboti in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Sep 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1622

Flame Cardinalfish, Apogon talboti Smith 1961

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Distribution

Dampier Archipelago to the Kimberley region, WA, and the northern Great Barrier Reef to NE of Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, also Christmas Island (AUS), Indian Ocean. 
The species occurs elsewhere in the Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Society Islands, north to Taiwan, south to Australia and the Chesterfield Islands (New Caledonia) in the Coral Sea.
Inhabits seaward reef slopes, often sheltering in crevices on steep drop-offs during the day.

Species Citation

Apogon talboti Smith, 1961, Ichthyol. Bull. Smith Inst. Grahamstown 22: 387, pl. 47(A). Type locality: Zanzibar.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Flame Cardinalfish, Apogon talboti Smith 1961

References


Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp.
Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

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

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., 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.

Smith, J.L.B. 1961. Fishes of the family Apogonidae of the western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute, Grahamstown 22: 373-418.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327076

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:8-35 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:9 cm TL

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