Black-Striped Cardinalfish, Black-Striped Cardinal, Blackbanded Cardinalfish.
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Also known as Black-Striped Cardinalfish, Black-Striped Cardinal and Blackbanded Cardinalfish.
Found singly, pairs or small groups on steep slopes and drop off's as well as reef flats and shallow lagoons, in caves, crevices and under ledges, sheltering during the day coming out at night to feed on zooplankton and bottom dwelling crustaceans.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-35m
Males incubate their eggs inside their mouths, as the egg masses increase in size they can be found with wide open mouths where they shift the eggs around to aerate the egg masses.
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