Taeniamia leai, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Dark bar under eye, black spot behind upper operculum with darkish patch below. T. biguttata (twinspot cardinalfish) has spot on tail base.
Max Size: 9 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (48 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland