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. The species was described by Australian Museum Curator of Ichthyology Edgar Ravenswood Waite in 1916.
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.
- 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.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.