Yellowlined Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia (Bleeker 1851)


Other Names: High-fin Cardinal, Yellow-lined Cardinalfish

A Yellowlined Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia, in Lighthouse Ba,y Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, June 2020. Source: Alex Hoschke / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A yellow cardinalfish with faint dusky stripes, sometimes a dark spot on the caudal peduncle, and a tall pointed second dorsal fin. Juveniles are distinctly striped.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia in Fishes of Australia, accessed 09 Dec 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4618

Yellowlined Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia (Bleeker 1851)

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Distribution

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, north to Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the East-Indo-west Pacific: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Indonesia east to the Solomon Islands, north to Japan, south to Australia.
Inhabits inshore reefs, sheltering in crevices on reef flats and coral slopes during the day. 

Features

Dorsal VII + I, 9; Anal fin II, 8.

Species Citation

Apogon chrysotaenia Bleeker 1851, Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 2: 168. Type locality: Java, Indonesia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Yellowlined Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia (Bleeker 1851)

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. & 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. (as Apogon chrysotaenia)

Bleeker, P. 1851. Nieuwe bijdrage tot de kennis der Percoidei, Scleroparei, Sciaenoidei, Maenoidei, Chaetodontoidei en Scomberoidei van den Soenda-Molukschen Archipel. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 2: 163-179 See ref at BHL

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 (as Apogon chrysotaenia)

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

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

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37327047

Biology:Mouth brooder (males)

Depth:0-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm TL

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