Striped Siphonfish (species: Siphamia majimai) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Siphamia majimai
Striped Siphonfish

©Anne Hoggett: Siphamia majimai sheltering within the spines of a Crown-of-thorns starfish at MacGillivray Reef near Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Many Siphamia majimai amongst the spines of a Crown-of-Thorns Starfish at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island in 2009.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Apogonidae
Genus Siphamia
Species Siphamia majimai



Distinguishing features

Small black fish with translucent pinkish tail, associated with Crown-of-thorns starfish and echinoids.


  • Up to 3.5 cm (Standard length of male/unsexed (Fishbase accessed 25 Nov 2017))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


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