Frostfin Cardinalfish (species: Ostorhinchus hoevenii) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ostorhinchus hoevenii
Frostfin Cardinalfish


©Lyle Vail: Ostorhinchus hoevenii in Caulerpa bed away from base of reef slope on NE side of Lizard Island, 24 metres depth.

©Anne Hoggett: Ostorhinchus hoevenii about 1.5 cm long at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, on soft bottom away from reefs.

©Lyle Vail: Ostorhinchus hoevenii in Caulerpa bed away from base of reef slope on NE side of Lizard Island, 24 metres depth.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Apogonidae
Genus Ostorhinchus
Species Ostorhinchus hoevenii

Colours

                   

Distinguishing features

A small yellowish cardinal fish with a distinctive first dorsal fin: black bar at the front and the remainder with a white edge.

Size

  • Up to 5 cm (Length according to Allen et al (2003))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.