Threespot Cardinalfish (species: Pristicon trimaculatus) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pristicon trimaculatus
Threespot Cardinalfish

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Pristicon trimaculatus, Lizard Island area.

©Anne Hoggett: Pristicon trimaculatus at night, Lizard Island lagoon.

©Anne Hoggett: Pristicon trimaculatus about 13 cm long at night, Horseshoe Reef, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Apogonidae
Genus Pristicon
Species Pristicon trimaculatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 6 cm (Length of Lizard Island specimens observed)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Fisher, R. (2002). The functional capabilities of reef fish larvae: implications for dispersal during the pelagic phase, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 793.
  • Fisher, R., J.M. Leis, D.L. Clark and S.K. Wilson (2005). Critical swimming speeds of late-stage coral reef fish larvae: variation within species, among species and between locations, Marine Biology, 147: 1202-1212. LIRS catalog number 934.
  • Fisher, R. and S.K. Wilson (2004). Maximum sustainable swimming speeds of late-stage larvae of nine species of reef fishes, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 312: 171-186. LIRS catalog number 865.
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