Threadfin cardinalfish

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Threadfin cardinalfish
Apogon leptacanthus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Zoramia
Species: Z. leptacantha
Binomial name
Zoramia leptacantha
Bleeker, 1856

The threadfin cardinalfish or bluestreak cardinalfish, Zoramia leptacantha,[1] it is one of the cardinalfishes found in the Red Sea and off Mozambique Island to Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, and south to New Caledonia and Micronesia.[2]

A translucent fish with vertical iridescent blue lines on the head and front of body, it grows up to 6 cm in length. In juveniles, the blue lines are missing. Adults occur in small aggregations from 1 to at least 12 m deep, usually close to branching coral, in sheltered bays and lagoons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lieske, E. and Myers, R.F. (2004) Coral reef guide; Red Sea London, HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-715986-2
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Zoramia leptacantha" in FishBase. December 2012 version.