Taeniamia zosterophora

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Taeniamia zosterophora
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Taeniamia
Species: T. zosterophora
Binomial name
Taeniamia zosterophora
Bleeker, 1856
Synonyms

Apogon zosterophorus Bleeker, 1856
Archamia zosterophora Bleeker, 1856

Taeniamia zosterophora [1] is a species of cardinalfish native to the western Pacific Ocean from Indonesia to Vanuatu and from the Ryukyus to Australia. This species can be found on reefs in protected bays and lagoons, occurring in dense schools around and among the branches of various species of branching corals, notably Porites cylindrica and species of Acropora and over sandy patches. It is found at depths of from 1 to 40 metres (3.3 to 131.2 ft). This species can reach a length of 8 centimetres (3.1 in) TL.[2] It can be distinguished by two narrow vertical red stripes next to its gills and by a distinct small black dot at the base of its tail. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.[3]

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