Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Apogonidae > Zoramia > Zoramia leptacantha

Zoramia leptacantha (Threadifn cardinalfish; Threadfin cardinalfish; Long-spine cardinalfish; Longspine cardinalfish; Long-spine cardinal; Longspine cardinal; Bluestreak cardinalfish; Cardinalfish )

Synonyms: Apogon leptacanthus; Zoramia leptacanthus
Language: Afrikaans; Bikol; Fijian; Japanese; Mahl; Malay; Malayalam; Mandarin Chinese; Samoan; Tagalog

Wikipedia Abstract

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.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.
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Brood Dispersal [1]  On/In self

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoological Park
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Oceanario de Lisboa
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Tierpark Dählhölzli
Toronto Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC


Agulhas Current; Arabian Sea; Australia; Calamianes Islands; Chagos Islands; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Djibouti; Egypt; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and Mozambique Island (Ref. 4329) to Samoa and Tonga, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia.; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Kimbe Bay; Kuroshio Current; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; New Caledonia; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Persian Gulf; Philippines; Red Sea; Ryukyu Islands; Samoa; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; South China Sea; Sudan; Tonga;



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1Breathing with a mouth full of eggs: respiratory consequences of mouthbrooding in cardinalfish, Sara Östlund-Nilsson and Göran E. Nilsson, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 2004 271, 1015-1022
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