Bali The male carries the female's eggs around in his mouth until they hatch.
Scientists who have observed and studied cardinalfish
- a tiny species that inhabits shallow marine habitats, such as coral reefs - know that even when its larvae are dispersed over a distance of several miles, most of them find their way back home.
Review and stock assessment of black cardinalfish
(Epigonus telescopus) on the east coast North Island, New Zealand.
Effect of fishing tactics on the standardization of cardinalfish
(Epigonus crassicaudus) catch rates in the demersal multispecies fishery off central Chile.
Age structure, growth rates, movement patterns and feeding in a estuarine population of the cardinalfish
However, studies of Honduran reefs are limited to Clifton & Clifton (1998) who provided a comprehensive list of fish species found on the coral reefs of Honduran archipelago Cayos Cochinos, and Greenfield & Johnson (1990a, 1990b) who performed multiple habitat surveys focusing on fish from the blennioid and cardinalfish
On moonlit nights with my torch turned off, I've seen lionfish stalking cardinalfish
or other plankton pickers, waving their feathery veils to cull one fish from the school, stalking it in mesmerizing slow motion before suddenly and violently extending protrusible jaws, grabbing and suctioning all at once.
Richard Thomas of TRAFFIC, the wildlife-trade-monitoring network, points to the Banggai cardinalfish
as an example.
Today, aquaculturists are successfully breeding gobies, blennies, cardinalfish
, and seahorses--an array of species popular with hobbyists.
Indonesian Banggai Cardinalfish
enters endangered category
The list of rare species is primarily composed of species in the Goby (7 species), Cardinalfish
(5 species) and Blenny (3 species) families.
Commonly known examples from other families include the glass catfish Kryptopterus bicirrhis (Siluridae) and Parailia pellucida (Schilbeidae), the cardinalfish
genus Rhabdamia (Apogonidae), the clingfish Alabes parvulus (Cheilobranchidae), and the glass knifefish Eigenmannia virescens (Sternopygidae) (Briggs, 1995; Ferraris, 1995; Johnson and Gill, 1995).