Photo of Animalia: Painted Cardinalfish (species: Taeniamia fucata) (Lizard Island Field Guide)

Taeniamia fucata in a cavern on the exposed reef slope off South Island, Lizard Island Group.

The fish at top rear has the typical colour pattern. The others may be juveniles but we have not seen the colour pattern described. These have yellowish faces, no blue stripes between snout and eye, and orange bars on body are very faint.

© Anne Hoggett