Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Benthic species which inhabits coral reef (Ref. 75154).
  • Allen, G.R. and J.E. Randall 1993 Three new species of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) from Australia and adjacent seas. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 19(4):107-114. (Ref. 26154)
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Capricorn Group on the southern Great Barrier Reef and Chesterfield Group in the Coral Sea, and Sydney, New South Wales of Australia.
  • Allen, G.R. and J.E. Randall 1993 Three new species of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) from Australia and adjacent seas. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 19(4):107-114. (Ref. 26154)
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Southwestern Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 57.6 mm SL
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Max. size

5.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 26154))
  • Allen, G.R. and J.E. Randall 1993 Three new species of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) from Australia and adjacent seas. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 19(4):107-114. (Ref. 26154)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 15 m (Ref. 26154)
  • Allen, G.R. and J.E. Randall 1993 Three new species of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) from Australia and adjacent seas. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 19(4):107-114. (Ref. 26154)
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Depth range based on 44 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 22 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 14.5 - 83.5
  Temperature range (°C): 23.278 - 26.559
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.151 - 2.380
  Salinity (PPS): 35.041 - 35.493
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.230 - 4.727
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.121 - 0.308
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.736 - 1.453

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 14.5 - 83.5

Temperature range (°C): 23.278 - 26.559

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.151 - 2.380

Salinity (PPS): 35.041 - 35.493

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.230 - 4.727

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.121 - 0.308

Silicate (umol/l): 0.736 - 1.453
 
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Depth: 2 - 15m.
From 2 to 15 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240). Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning (Ref. 205).
  • Thresher, R.E. 1984 Reproduction in reef fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Ltd., Neptune City, New Jersey. 399 p. (Ref. 240)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Apogon capricornis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Ostorhinchus capricornis

Ostorhinchus capricornis, also known as the Capricorn cardinalfish is a fish that lives in the oceans on the Western side of Australia. The black spot, slightly smaller than the pupil, is centred on the rear fin. Bright blue lines are located on the head, the lower of the two extends a little past the end of the eye. The color of the Ostorhinchus capricornis is a yellowish on the top, and a golden color on the bottom.

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  • Human Uses: None
  • Habitat: reef associated, marine
  • Diet: zooplankton, small benthic invertebrates
  • Depth Range: 2-15 meters
  • Threats: Not Yet Known
  • Maximum Size: 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed
  • Threat To Humans: Harmless
  • Temperature range (°C): 23-26
  • Aquarium Occurrence:
  • Minimum Tank Size:
  • Nitrate: 0.151 - 2.380
  • Salinity: 35.041 - 35.493
  • Oxygen: 4.230 - 4.727
  • Phosphate: 0.121 - 0.308
  • Silicate: 0.736 - 1.453

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