Definitions

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  • n. Any of the family Apogonidae of mostly marine ray-finned fishes.

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  • n. small red fishes of coral reefs and inshore tropical waters

Etymologies

cardinal +‎ fish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Squirrelfish, bigeyes, and some cardinalfish also forage for invertebrates off of the reef at night, but they do not move as far as snappers and grunts.

    Coral reef fish feeding behavior in the Caribbean

  • Some species including black oreo and black cardinalfish occur more often on seamounts than above the adjacent slopes and seafloor.

    Seamount

  • Among the potentially new species documented were two types of cardinalfish, two varieties of dottybacks, a garden eel, a sand perch, a fang blenny, a new species of goby and a previously unknown Euphyllia bubble coral.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Many species were affected, including cardinalfish, parrotfish, damselfish and others.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The United States recently unsuccessfully asked CITES to list the Banggai cardinalfish

    Practical Fishkeeping

  • When it comes to breeding marine fish, Banggai cardinalfish are one of the easiest.

    Practical Fishkeeping

  • Three cardinalfish, each measuring less than 2cm in length, which are normally found on the coral reefs of the Banggai Islands between the Philippines and Australia, were born at the Blue Reef Aquarium.

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  • The Banggai cardinalfish is a paternal mouthbrooder.

    Pounding The Rock

  • Blue Reef's Jenna MacFarlane said: "Banggai cardinalfish were first discovered in the 1930s living among coral reefs off a series of tiny Indonesian islands.

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