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