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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae Cardinalfishes
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Ostorhinchus

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59 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Ostorhinchus angustatus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus angustatus
[Broadstriped cardinalfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Ostorhinchus aphanes
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ostorhinchus apogonoides (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus apogonoides
[Short-tooth cardinal]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Ostorhinchus aroubiensis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Ostorhinchus atrogaster
[Blackbelly cardinalfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL
Ostorhinchus aureus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Ostorhinchus aureus
[Ring-tailed cardinalfish]

Photo by Bos, A.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Ostorhinchus cavitensis (Jordan & Seale, 1907)

Photo by Bos, A.
 
Ostorhinchus cavitensis
[Whiteline cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ostorhinchus chrysopomus (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus chrysopomus
[Spotted-gill cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia
[Yellowlined cardinalfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Ostorhinchus cladophilos
[Shelter cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Ostorhinchus compressus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus compressus
[Ochre-striped cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ostorhinchus cookii (Macleay, 1881)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus cookii
[Cook's cardinalfish]

Photo by Yin, Robert

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Ostorhinchus cyanosoma (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Ostorhinchus cyanosoma
[Yellowstriped cardinalfish]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Ostorhinchus dispar (Fraser & Randall, 1976)

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Ostorhinchus dispar
[Redspot cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Ostorhinchus endekataenia (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus endekataenia
[Candystripe cardinalfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10.3 cm TL
Ostorhinchus fasciatus (White, 1790)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Ostorhinchus fasciatus
[Broadbanded cardinalfish]

Photo by Polack, D.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Ostorhinchus flagelliferus Smith, 1961

Photo by Polack, D.
 
Ostorhinchus flagelliferus
[Coachwhip cardinal]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Ostorhinchus fleurieu Lacepède, 1802

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus fleurieu
[Cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Ostorhinchus franssedai (Allen, Kuiter & Randall, 1994)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus franssedai
[Frans' cardinalfish]

Photo by Townsend, D.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Ostorhinchus griffini (Seale, 1910)

Photo by Townsend, D.
 
Ostorhinchus griffini
[Hookfin cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.6 cm TL
Ostorhinchus gularis (Fraser & Lachner, 1984)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus gularis
[Gular cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Ostorhinchus hartzfeldii (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus hartzfeldii
[Hartzfeld's cardinalfish]

Photo by Malaer, P.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Ostorhinchus hoevenii (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Ostorhinchus hoevenii
[Frostfin cardinalfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Ostorhinchus holotaenia (Regan, 1905)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Ostorhinchus holotaenia
[Copperstriped cardinalfish]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Ostorhinchus jenkinsi (Evermann & Seale, 1907)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Ostorhinchus jenkinsi
[Spot-nape cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Ostorhinchus kiensis (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus kiensis
[Rifle cardinal]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Ostorhinchus komodoensis
[Komodo cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Ostorhinchus lateralis (Valenciennes, 1832)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus lateralis
[Humpback cardinal]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Ostorhinchus leptofasciatus
[Slenderline cardinalfish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Ostorhinchus lineomaculatus
[Linespot cardinalfish]

Photo by DAWR, Guam

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Ostorhinchus luteus (Randall & Kulbicki, 1998)

Photo by DAWR, Guam
 
Ostorhinchus luteus
[Yellow cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Ostorhinchus maculiferus (Garrett, 1864)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus maculiferus
[Spotted cardinalfish]

Photo by Bos, A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Ostorhinchus margaritophorus (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Bos, A.
 
Ostorhinchus margaritophorus
[Red-striped cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Ostorhinchus melanoproctus (Fraser & Randall, 1976)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus melanoproctus
[Blackvent cardinalfish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Ostorhinchus microspilos
[Microspot cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Ostorhinchus moluccensis (Valenciennes, 1832)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus moluccensis
[Moluccan cardinalfish]

Photo by Malaer, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Ostorhinchus monospilus (Fraser, Randall & Allen, 2002)

Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Ostorhinchus monospilus
[Moluccen cardinal]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ostorhinchus multilineatus (Bleeker, 1874)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus multilineatus
[Many-lined cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Ostorhinchus nanus (Allen, Kuiter & Randall, 1994)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus nanus
[Tiny cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Ostorhinchus neotes (Allen, Kuiter & Randall, 1994)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus neotes
[Mini cardinalfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Ostorhinchus nigrocincta (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Ostorhinchus nigrocincta
[Blackbelt cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ostorhinchus nigrofasciatus (Lachner, 1953)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus nigrofasciatus
[Blackstripe cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ostorhinchus novemfasciatus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus novemfasciatus
[Sevenstriped cardinalfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Ostorhinchus ocellicaudus
[Tail-eye cardinalfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Ostorhinchus oxygrammus
[Sharpline cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Ostorhinchus parvulus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus parvulus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Ostorhinchus pleuron (Fraser, 2005)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ostorhinchus pleuron
[Rib-bar cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Ostorhinchus properuptus (Whitley, 1964)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus properuptus
[Southern orange-lined cardinal fish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Ostorhinchus rubrimacula (Randall & Kulbicki, 1998)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus rubrimacula
[Rubyspot cardinalfish]

Photo by Maddern, M.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Ostorhinchus rueppellii (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Ostorhinchus rueppellii
[Gobbleguts]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Ostorhinchus schlegeli
[Schlegel's cardinalfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ostorhinchus sealei (Fowler, 1918)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Ostorhinchus sealei
[Seale's cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Ostorhinchus selas (Randall & Hayashi, 1990)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus selas
[Meteor cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Ostorhinchus taeniophorus (Regan, 1908)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus taeniophorus
[Reef-flat cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Ostorhinchus talboti (Smith, 1961)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus talboti
[Flame cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Ostorhinchus thermalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus thermalis
[Half-barred cardinal]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Ostorhinchus tricinctus
[Threeband cardinalfish]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ostorhinchus urostigma (Bleeker, 1874)

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Ostorhinchus urostigma
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Ostorhinchus wassinki (Bleeker, 1861)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ostorhinchus wassinki
[Kupang cardinalfish]
59 Species of Family Apogonidae with Genus Ostorhinchus
(Cardinalfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1911 Ostorhinchus angustatus Broadstriped cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 11 TL
2012 Ostorhinchus aphanes Western Pacific 4.5 SL
1856 Ostorhinchus apogonoides Short-tooth cardinal Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1853 Ostorhinchus aroubiensis Western Central Pacific.
1912 Ostorhinchus atrogaster Blackbelly cardinalfish Western Pacific 5.9 SL
1802 Ostorhinchus aureus Ring-tailed cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 14.5 TL
1907 Ostorhinchus cavitensis Whiteline cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL
1854 Ostorhinchus chrysopomus Spotted-gill cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1851 Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia Yellowlined cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 12 TL
2002 Ostorhinchus cladophilos Shelter cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 6 TL
1911 Ostorhinchus compressus Ochre-striped cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 12 TL
1881 Ostorhinchus cookii Cook's cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1853 Ostorhinchus cyanosoma Yellowstriped cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 8 TL
1976 Ostorhinchus dispar Redspot cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 5 SL
1852 Ostorhinchus endekataenia Candystripe cardinalfish Western Pacific 14 TL
1790 Ostorhinchus fasciatus Broadbanded cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10.3 TL
1961 Ostorhinchus flagelliferus Coachwhip cardinal Western Indian Ocean 13 TL
1802 Ostorhinchus fleurieu Cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 12.5 SL
1994 Ostorhinchus franssedai Frans' cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 7.5 SL
1910 Ostorhinchus griffini Hookfin cardinalfish Western Pacific 13.5 SL
1984 Ostorhinchus gularis Gular cardinalfish Western Indian Ocean 6.6 TL
1852 Ostorhinchus hartzfeldii Hartzfeld's cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 12 TL
1854 Ostorhinchus hoevenii Frostfin cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 6 TL
1905 Ostorhinchus holotaenia Copperstriped cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 8 TL
1907 Ostorhinchus jenkinsi Spot-nape cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 8.7 SL
1901 Ostorhinchus kiensis Rifle cardinal Northwest Pacific 8 TL
1998 Ostorhinchus komodoensis Komodo cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10 SL
1832 Ostorhinchus lateralis Humpback cardinal Indo-Pacific 11 TL
2001 Ostorhinchus leptofasciatus Slenderline cardinalfish Western Pacific 5 SL
2002 Ostorhinchus lineomaculatus Linespot cardinalfish Indian Ocean 6.5 TL
1998 Ostorhinchus luteus Yellow cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 4.4 SL
1864 Ostorhinchus maculiferus Spotted cardinalfish Eastern Central Pacific 14 TL
1855 Ostorhinchus margaritophorus Red-striped cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 6.5 TL
1976 Ostorhinchus melanoproctus Blackvent cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 4 SL
2002 Ostorhinchus microspilos Microspot cardinalfish Indian Ocean 7 TL
1832 Ostorhinchus moluccensis Moluccan cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 9 TL
2002 Ostorhinchus monospilus Moluccen cardinal Indo-Pacific 7.8 SL
1874 Ostorhinchus multilineatus Many-lined cardinalfish Western Pacific. 10 TL
1994 Ostorhinchus nanus Tiny cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 6 SL
1994 Ostorhinchus neotes Mini cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 2.7 SL
1912 Ostorhinchus nigrocincta Blackbelt cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific. 9.1 SL
1953 Ostorhinchus nigrofasciatus Blackstripe cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1828 Ostorhinchus novemfasciatus Sevenstriped cardinalfish Pacific Ocean 10 TL
1994 Ostorhinchus ocellicaudus Tail-eye cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 5 SL
2001 Ostorhinchus oxygrammus Sharpline cardinalfish Western Pacific 3.9 SL
1912 Ostorhinchus parvulus Western Pacific 4 TL
2005 Ostorhinchus pleuron Rib-bar cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10.4 SL
1964 Ostorhinchus properuptus Southern orange-lined cardinal fish Indo-Pacific. 6 TL
1998 Ostorhinchus rubrimacula Rubyspot cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 4.5 SL
1859 Ostorhinchus rueppellii Gobbleguts Western Central Pacific 12 TL
1855 Ostorhinchus schlegeli Schlegel's cardinalfish Western Pacific 12 TL
1918 Ostorhinchus sealei Seale's cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1990 Ostorhinchus selas Meteor cardinalfish Western Pacific 4 SL
1908 Ostorhinchus taeniophorus Reef-flat cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 11.5 TL
1961 Ostorhinchus talboti Flame cardinalfish Indo-Pacific. 14 TL
1829 Ostorhinchus thermalis Half-barred cardinal Indo-Pacific 8.5 TL
2012 Ostorhinchus tricinctus Threeband cardinalfish Western Pacific 5.7 SL
1874 Ostorhinchus urostigma Western Central Pacific 15 SL
1861 Ostorhinchus wassinki Kupang cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 7 TL



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