Spotnape Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus jenkinsi (Evermann & Seale 1907)


Other Names: Spot-nape Cardinalfish

A Spotnape Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus jenkinsi, at Alor, Indonesia, July 2018. Source: zsispeo / Flickr. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A coppery cardinalfish with a dark bar on the snout, a small dark spot on the nape, a large dark patch on the spinous dorsal fin and a large dark vertically oval spot on the caudal peduncle. The bar and the spots are narrowly outlined in white.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Ostorhinchus jenkinsi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 02 Apr 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4103

Spotnape Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus jenkinsi (Evermann & Seale 1907)

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Distribution

Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical west Pacific.
Inhabits clear lagoons with deep sandy slopes, forming schools at night above remote rocky or coral outcrops.

Species Citation

Amia jenkinsi Evermann & Seale 1907, Bull. Bur. Fish. (U.S.) for 1906 26: 73, fig. 9. Type locality: Bulan, Sorsogon, Luzon Island, Philippines.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Spotnape Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus jenkinsi (Evermann & Seale 1907)

References


Allen, G.R. 1996. New records of reef and shore fishes from northwestern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 18: 109-112 (as Apogon notatus)

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

Allen, G.R. 2001. Two new species of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) from the Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology 4(4): 143-149 (as Apogon jenkinsi)

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

Evermann, B.W. & Seale, A. 1907. Fishes of the Philippine Islands. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (U.S.) for 1906 26: 49-110 figs 1-22 

Kuiter, R.H. & Tonozuka, 2001. Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Australia : Zoonetics pp. 1-302. (as Apogon jenkinsi)

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. (as Apogon notatus

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. (as Apogon notatus)

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327069

Biology:Males - mouth brooders

Depth:8-45 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:9 cm SL

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