Animal Species:Yellow Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus 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.
Standard Common Name
There is a distinct dark spot on the caudal peduncle and a brown stripe from the tip of the lower jaw to the eyes.
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
- 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