Photo of Animalia: Black Cardinalfish (species: Apogonichthyoides melas) (Lizard Island Field Guide)

Apogonichthyoides melas in the Lizard Island lagoon. Note the large dorsal and anal fins. Tail lobes also rounded but not visible in this photo. This specimen is probably a juvenile. It lacks a large ocellated spot on the second dorsal fin that is present in adults.

© Isla Davidson