Blackstripe Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus nigrofasciatus)

Also known as Black-banded Cardinalfish, Black-banded Soldierfish, Black-striped Cardinal, Black-striped Cardinalfish

Description

Also known as Black-banded Cardinalfish, Black-banded Soldierfish, Black-striped Cardinal, Black-striped Cardinalfish.

Found singly or in pairs during the day in crevices and under ledges dispersing at night to feed over reef flats and shallow lagoons.
They feed nocturnally on small benthic invertebrates.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-35m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/4836

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