Animal Species:Yellow Cardinalfish, Apogon flavus Allen & Randall, 1993

Not surprisingly, the Yellow Cardinalfish is primarily yellow in colouration.  In Australia the species occurs in tropical marine waters of Queensland, Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island.

Yellow Cardinalfish, Apogon flavus

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Standard Common Name

Yellow Cardinalfish

Alternative Name/s

Brassy Cardinalfish

Identification

There is a distinct dark spot on the caudal peduncle and a brown stripe from the tip of the lower jaw to the eyes.

Distribution

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

Apogon flavus

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Yellow Cardinalfish specimens in the Australian collections.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
flavus
Genus:
Apogon
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.

 


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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