The threadfin cardinalfish or bluestreak cardinalfish, Zoramia leptacantha,it is one of the cardinalfishes found in the Red Sea and off Mozambique Island to Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, and south to New Caledonia and Micronesia.
The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. To the north lie the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez. The Red Sea is a Global 200 ecoregion. The sea is underlain by the Red Sea Rift which is part of the Great Rift Valley.
Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country located in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Eswatini (Swaziland) and South Africa to the southwest. The sovereign state is separated from the Comoros, Mayotte and Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. The capital of Mozambique is Maputo while Matola is the largest city, being a suburb of Maputo.
Samoa, officially the Independent State ofSamoa and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a country consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands. The capital city is Apia. The Lapita people discovered and settled the Samoan Islands around 3,500 years ago. They developed a unique Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity.
A translucent fish with vertical iridescent blue lines on the head and front of body, it grows up to 6 cm in length. In juveniles, the blue lines are missing. Adults occur in small aggregations from 1 to at least 12 m deep, usually close to branching coral, in sheltered bays and lagoons.
Corals are marine invertebrates within the class Anthozoa of the phylum Cnidaria. They typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. Corals species include the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.
A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs. Lagoons are commonly divided into coastal lagoons and atoll lagoons. They have also been identified as occurring on mixed-sand and gravel coastlines. There is an overlap between bodies of water classified as coastal lagoons and bodies of water classified as estuaries. Lagoons are common coastal features around many parts of the world.
Ostorhinchus fleurieu is a species of cardinalfish native to the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and the waters around East Africa, Seychelles, India, Sri Lanka, the Indo-Malayan region, and Hong Kong., south to the Ashmore Reef, Western Australia. It is the type species of the genus Ostorhinchus. The specific name honours the French explorer and hydrogapher Charles Pierre Claret, comte de Fleurieu (1738-1810) who was a of colleague and friend of Lacepède's.
Pearly or pearlie may refer to:
The Banggai cardinalfish is a small tropical cardinalfish in the family Apogonidae. It is the only member of its genus. This attractive fish is popular in the aquarium trade. It is among the relatively few marine fish to have been bred regularly in captivity, but significant numbers are still captured in the wild and it is now an endangered species.
The threadfin butterflyfish is a species of butterflyfish.
The ring-tailed cardinalfish is a widespread fish species in the family Apogonidae found in the Red Sea and off East Africa to Papua New Guinea, north to Japan, and south to Australia.
The vagabond butterflyfish is a species of butterflyfish. It is found in the Indo-Pacific region from the Red Sea and off East Africa as far east as the Tuamotu Islands, north to southern Japan and south to the Austral Islands.
The Indian Vagabond Butterflyfish, Chaetodon decussatus, is a species of butterflyfish. It is found in the Indo-West Pacific, from the Maldives via India, Sri Lanka and the Andaman Sea to the westernmost portion of the Indonesian archipelago.
The pajama cardinalfish, spotted cardinalfish, coral cardinalfish, or polkadot cardinalfish is a species of fish belonging to the family Apogonidae. It is a popular aquarium fish. It grows to a total length around 8.5 cm (3.3 in) and features distinctive red eyes and a broad, dark, vertical 'waistband' with scattered red spots toward the tail. It is considered to be of low vulnerability, and is distributed throughout much of the western Pacific Ocean, from Java to Fiji, and from the Ryukyu Islands south to the Great Barrier Reef. The male pajama cardinalfish incubates the eggs in his mouth until they hatch.
Ostorhinchus cyanosoma, commonly known as the yellow-striped cardinalfish, goldenstriped cardinalfish, or the orange-lined cardinalfish, is a species of marine fish in the cardinalfish family of order Perciformes. It is native to the Indo-West Pacific.
Ostorhinchus compressus, commonly called the ochre-striped cardinalfish, blue-eyed cardinalfish or split banded cardinalfish, is a marine cardinalfish from the Indo-West Pacific from the family Apogonidae. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 12 cm in length.
Zoramia fragilis is a Cardinalfish from the Indo-West Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 5.5 cm in length.
Coral reef fish are fish which live amongst or in close relation to coral reefs. Coral reefs form complex ecosystems with tremendous biodiversity. Among the myriad inhabitants, the fish stand out as colourful and interesting to watch. Hundreds of species can exist in a small area of a healthy reef, many of them hidden or well camouflaged. Reef fish have developed many ingenious specialisations adapted to survival on the reefs.
Zoramia is a genus of cardinalfishes native to the Indian and Pacific Ocean.
Nectamia annularis, also known as the tailring cardinalfish, is a marine fish belonging to the family Apogonidae or also called cardinalfishes.
Pristiapogon exostigma, also known as Eyeshadow cardinalfish or oneline cardinalfish, is a small pale ray-finned fish from the family Apogonidae, the cardinalfishes with light-ended black stripe ending in black spot above centre of stripe. It has an Indo-Pacific range which extends from the Red Sea to the Line Islands and Mangareva Islands and south to northern Australia and north to the Ryukyu Islands.
Ostorhinchus capricornis, also known as the Capricorn cardinalfish, is a species of ray-finned fish, a cardinalfish from the family Apogonidae which occurs around reefs in the western Pacific Ocean.
Nemipterus furcosus, the fork-tailed threadfin bream, also known as the rosy threadfin bream, is a species of threadfin bream native to Indian oceanic seas around Maldives, Sri Lanka, Andaman islands, and Pacific oceanic seas around Indonesia, and Australia. It inhabits areas with coral reefs at depths from 8 to 110 m. This species can reach a length of 24 cm (9.4 in), though most are only around 18.0 cm (7.1 in). It typically has a silver colored belly and red color on its dorsal, head and tail.
Ostorhinchus flavus, the brassy cardinalfish or yellow cardinalfish, is a species of ray-finned fish from the family Apogonidae, the cardinalfishes. It occurs on the Great Barrier Reef and in the Coral Sea, as well as in the Tasman Sea at Lord Howe Island and at Norfolk Island. The species also occurs in the south-west Pacific. The males mouthbrood the eggs and the species forms pairs.. It is similar in appearance to Ostorhinchus capricornis but this species has two white stripes through its eye rather than neon blue ones.
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