Ostorhinchus aterrimus (Günther 1867)

Illustration of a Black Soldier Fish, Ostorhinchus aterrimus - the holotype of Apogon aterrimus (BMNH 1865[or 1862].5.13.15). Source: Fraser-Brunner in Whitley, 1958 / Biodiversity Heritage Library. License: CC By Attribution

This species is known only from the holotype from Cape York, Queensland. Allen et al. (2006) previously considered the species as incertae sedis in the family Apogonidae. However, Mabuchi et al. (2014) placed it as a distinct species of Ostorhinchus

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Dianne J. Bray, Ostorhinchus aterrimus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/5184

Ostorhinchus aterrimus (Günther 1867)


Allen, G.R., Cross, N.J. & Hoese, D.F. 2006. Family Apogonidae. pp. 1081-1112 in Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp.

Günther, A. 1867. Additions to the knowledge of Australian reptiles and fishes. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 3 20(8): 45-68.

Mabuchi, K., T.H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma & M. Nishida. 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. PDF

Whitley, G.P. 1958. Descriptions and records of fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1956–57: 28-51 figs 1-12

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CAAB Code:37327188

Biology:Males - mouth brooders

Habitat:Reef associated


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