Apogon flavus, Lord Howe Island, Photo: Andrew Green
Apogon flavus, Lord Howe Island, Photo: Graham Edgar
Apogon flavus, Lord Howe Island, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
(Accepted name: Ostorhinchus flavus)Bright yellow/orange with a black spot on centre of tail base and white lines through eye, rather than blue, as on similar A. capricornis (Capricorn Cardinalfish).
Max Size: 10 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-24.9°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 5.3
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (7% 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 (36 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