Animal Species:Lea's Cardinalfish, Archamia leai Waite, 1916

Lea's Cardinalfish, Archamia leai

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Standard Common Name

Lea's Cardinalfish

Identification

Lea's Cardinalfish is yellow-brown dorsally and pale below. It has a pair of silver lines through the eyes and dark bars on the sides of the body, the widest of which is below the second dorsal fin.

Size range

9 cm

Distribution

It occurs in Queensland waters.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Archamia leai

Classification

Species:
leai
Genus:
Archamia
Family:
Apogonidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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