Eightspine Cardinalfish, Neamia octospina Smith & Radcliffe 1912


Other Names: Eight-spined Cardinalfish

An Eightspine Cardinalfish, Neamia octospina, from New Caledonia. Source: Rick Winterbottom / FishWise Professional. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Summary:

A small secretive cardinalfish having a semi-translucent pinkish to reddish body with 3 dark lines radiating from the eye, faint spotting on the pelvic, dorsal and anal spines and fin-rays, the 8th dorsal-fin spine visible, 17-21 pectoral-fin rays, and 5-6 predorsal scales.


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Dianne J. Bray, Neamia octospina in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1644

Eightspine Cardinalfish, Neamia octospina Smith & Radcliffe 1912

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Distribution

Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, Great Barrier Reef south to Capricorn Group, Queensland, Ashmore Reef and Diamond Islet, Coral Sea; also at the territory of Coco (Keeling) Island. Elsewhere, widespread in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

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Species Citation

Neamia octospina Smith & Radcliffe, 1912, Proc. U.S. Natl Mus. 41(1868): 441, pl. 36(2). Type locality: Rasa Island, Palawan, Philippines.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Eightspine Cardinalfish, Neamia octospina Smith & Radcliffe 1912

References


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

Allen, G.R. & M.V. Erdmann. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. University of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research.

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Fraser, T.H. & Allen, G.R. 2001. A new species of cardinalfish in Neamia (Apogonidae, Perciformes) from Mauritius, Indian Ocean, with a review of Neamia octospina. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 159-165.

Fraser, T.H. & Allen, G.R. 2006. A new species of Neamia (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the West Pacific Ocean. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(1): 1-5.

Gon, O. 1987. Apogon sphenurus Klunzinger, 1884, a senior synonym of Neamia octospina Smith and Radcliffe 1912. Japanese Joumal of Ichthyology 34: 91-95.

Gon, O. 1987. Neamia octospina Smith and Radcliffe, 1912 (Osteichthyes, Perciformes): proposed conservation ofthe specific name. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 44: 251-252.

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 1989. Opinion 1564. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 46: 213-214.

Radcliffe, L. 1912. Descriptions of fifteen new fishes of the family Cheilodipteridae from the Philippine Islands and contiguous waters. Proceeding of the United States National Museum 41: 431-446.

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.

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

Smith, H.M. & Radcliffe, L. in Radcliffe, L. 1912. Descriptions of fifteen new fishes of the family Cheilodipteridae, from the Philippine Islands and contiguous waters. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 41(1868): 431-446 pls 34-38.

Whitley, G.P. 1964. Fishes from the Coral Sea and the Swain Reefs. Records of the Australian Museum 26(5): 145-195 figs 1-15 pls 8-10 (as Apogonichthys coggeri)

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327105

Behaviour:Nocturnal

Biology:Mouth brooder

Depth:3-5 m

Habitat:7 cm TL

Habitat:Reef associated

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