Plain Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus apogonoides (Bleeker 1856)

Other Names: Goldbelly Cardinalfish, Plain Cardinal, Short-tooth Cardinal

A Plain Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus apogonoides, at Bima, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Body reddish-grey above grading to a deep golden-yellow with two stripes from the upper jaw through the eye and across the gill cover, three rows of bluish spots along the midsides, and a dusky tip on the first dorsal fin, 

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Dianne J. Bray, Ostorhinchus apogonoides in Fishes of Australia, accessed 02 Apr 2020,

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37327043

Biology:Males are mouth-brooders

Depth:3-60 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10 cm TL

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