Broadstripe Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus angustatus (Smith & Radcliffe 1911)


Other Names: Broadstriped Cardinalfish, Narrow-striped Cardinalfish, Striped Cardinalfish

A Broadstripe Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus angustatus, at North Solitary Island, New South Wales, July 2016. Source: Ian Shaw / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A cardinalfish with five poorly defined dark brown stripes (stripes with a fuzzy border) along the side, the rear end of the midlateral stripe ending in an almost pupil-sized black spot on the tail base, and pinkish fins.

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Broadstripe Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus angustatus (Smith & Radcliffe 1911)

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Distribution

Shark Bay and offshore reefs of north Western Australia, Ashmore Reef and Cartier Islands, Timor Sea, to the Great Barrier Reef, reefs in the Coral Sea, Queensland, and south to the Solitary Islands, New South Wales; also Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific.
Individuals or small groups inhabit reef crests, reef slopes and deep drop-offs on clear seaward reefs. Shelters in holes and beneath ledges during the day.

Feeding

Feeds at night on small benthic invertebrates including polychaete worms.

Etymology

The specific name is from the Latin angustatus (= narrowed)  possibly in reference to the narrower body stripes compared with those of Amia robusta (a junior synonym of Ostorhinchus cookii)


Species Citation

Amia angustata Smith & Radcliffe, in Radcliffe 1911, Proceedings of the United States National Museum 41(1853): 253. Type locality: Philippine Islands.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Broadstripe Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus angustatus (Smith & Radcliffe 1911)

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

Allen, G.R. & Steene, R.C. 1988. Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 197 pp. 

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. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Hutchins, J.B. 1994. A survey of the nearshore reef fish fauna of Western Australia's west and south coasts — The Leeuwin Province. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 46: 1-66 figs 1-6 

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. 

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

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293 

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. 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. 

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, H.M. & Radcliffe, L. in Radcliffe, L. 1911. Notes on some fishes of the genus Amia, family of Cheilodipteridae, with descriptions of four new species from the Philippine Islands. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 41(1853): 245-261 figs 1-3 pls 20-25 See ref at BHL

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327042

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:1-65 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:11 cm TL

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