Australian Fish

Pyjama Cardinalfish

Pyjama Cardinalfish -

Sphaeramia nematoptera

Other Names: Spotted cardinalfish, coral cardinalfish or polkadot cardinalfish

Family: Apogonidae (cardinalfishes), about 370 species worldwide.

Size: To 8.5 cm

Distribution: Distributed throughout much of the western Pacific Ocean, from Java to Fiji, and from the Ryukyu Islands south to the Great Barrier Reef.

Status: Low vulnerability

Habitat: They are nocturnal, spending the day in dark crevices within the reef.

References: Wikipedia

About the Pyjama Cardinalfish

The male pajama cardinalfish incubates the eggs in its mouth until they hatch. They can be kept in home saltwater aquariums.

Pyjama Cardinalfish - Sphaeramia nematoptera
Photo: Sydney Aquarium. High Resolution 3080 x 2180.

See Also

Australian Mammals
Australian Frogs
Australian Spiders and Their Faces

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