Coral Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus properuptus (Whitley 1964)


Other Names: Southern Orange-lined Cardinal, Southern Orange-lined Cardinalfish

A Coral Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus properuptus, at South Solitary Island, New South Wales. Source: Ian V. Shaw / Reef Life Survey. License: CC By Attribution

Summary:
A yellow-orange cardinalfish with about 5 narrow silvery to pale grey stripes along the side, the lowermost stripe on the head not extending onto the body.

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Coral Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus properuptus (Whitley 1964)

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Distribution

Northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and reefs in the Coral Sea, to Montague Island, New South Wales. Elsewhere the species occurs in the west Pacific: Papua New Guinea, the Coral Sea and Fiji.
Inhabits clear coastal and outer reefs, with small aggregations of juveniles in harbours and amongst rocky boulders, often in silty areas.

Similar Species

The Coral Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus propteruptusO. propteruptus differs from the similar Orangelined Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus cyanosoma,  in having a a silvery-bluish to pinkish grey body with 6 orange-yellow stripes. The two species may be confused in New South Wales.

Species Citation

Lovamia properupta Whitley 1964, Records of the Australian Museum 26(5): 167. Type locality: Frederick Reef, Coral Sea.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Coral Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus properuptus (Whitley 1964)

References


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

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

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. 

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. (as Apogon properuptus)

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. (as Apogon properuptus)

Kuiter, R.H. & Kozawa, T. 2019. Cardinalfishes of the world. New ed. Seaford, Victoria : Aquatic Photographics, and Okazaki, Aichi, Japan : Anthias, Nexus: 1-198.

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 

Oxley, W.G., Ayling, A.M., Cheal, A.J. & Thompson, A.A. 2003. Marine surveys undertaken in the Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve, March-April 2003. Townsville : Australian Institute of Marine Science 59 pp. (as Apogon properuptus)

Oxley, W.G., Emslie, M., Muir, P. & Thompson, A.A. 2004. Marine surveys undertaken in the Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve, March 2004. Townsville : Australian Institute of Marine Science i-vii, 1-67 pp. (as Apogon properuptus)

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp. 

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 properuptus)

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 properuptus)

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 DOI: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.26.1964.673

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327072

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:1-14 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:6 cm TL

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