Animal Species:Norfolk Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus norfolcensis (Ogilby, 1888)
The Norfolk Cardinalfish is only known from Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and New Caledonia. It has a thin blue line running from the snout, below the eye and curving abruptly downwards.
Standard Common Name
The Norfolk Cardinalfish is dusky brown with a small black spot on the caudal peduncle. There is a thin blue line running from the snout, below the eye and curving abruptly downwards.
The species grows to 10 cm in length.
The Norfolk Cardinalfish is only known from Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and New Caledonia.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
- Francis, M.P. 1993. Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Island, south-west Pacific Ocean. Pacific. Science. 47(2): 136-170.
- Kuiter, R.H. & T. Kozawa. 1999. Fishes of the Indo-West Pacific. Apogonidae. CD Version 1.0 Zoonetics.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology