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Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrate > fishes > Family Apogonidae
Candystripe cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus endekataenia*
Family Apogonidae
updated Sep 2020

Where seen? This fish in pajamas is sometimes seen on our Southern shores in pools among coral rubble and reefs. More active at night. It was previously known as Apogon endekataenia.

Features: To about 14cm, those seen about 5-7cm. Body slender pale. 6 red or brown lines with a large black spot at the base of the tail fin.

Tanah Merah, May 11

Tanah Merah, Aug 11

Pulau Tekukor, May 10

Tanah Merah, Apr 12

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Candystripe cardinalfishes on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

  • Allen, Gerry, 2000. Marine Fishes of South-East Asia: A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Periplus Editions. 292 pp.
  • Lieske, Ewald and Robert Myers. 2001. Coral Reef Fishes of the World Periplus Editions. 400pp.
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