Hartzfeld's Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus hartzfeldii)

Also known as Silver-lined Cardinal, Silver-lined Cardinalfish, Whiteline Cardinal, White-lined Cardinalfish

Description

Also known as Silver-lined Cardinal, Silver-lined Cardinalfish, Whiteline Cardinal, White-lined Cardinalfish.

Found in small schools during the day amongst coral, debris and in the arms of long-spined sea urchins over shallow reef flats and lagoons dispersing at night to hunt for food.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, small fish and zooplankton.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 1-28m
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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5760

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Hartzfeld's Cardinalfish . Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Hartzfeld's Cardinalfish (juvenile)

Hartzfeld's Cardinalfish (juvenile)

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