Cheilodipterus isostigmus, Adult, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Cheilodipterus isostigmus, Adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
(Accepted name: Cheilodipterus isostigma)Pearly body with five black stripes. Yellow tail base with black spot slightly above line of mid-stripe. Very similar C. quinquelineatus (Five-line Cardinalfish) has similar spot in-line with mid-stripe and slightly deeper body profile.
Max Size: 11 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% 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: Several (8 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