Pyjama Cardinalfish - Sphaeramia nematoptera

Pyjama Cardinalfish

Sphaeramia nematoptera

Other Names: Spotted cardinalfish, coral cardinalfish or polkadot cardinalfish
Family: Apogonidae (cardinalfishes), about 370 species worldwide.
Size: To 8.5 cm
Distribution: Distributed throughout much of the western Pacific Ocean, from Java to Fiji, and from the Ryukyu Islands south to the Great Barrier Reef.
Status: Low vulnerability
Habitat: They are nocturnal, spending the day in dark crevices within the reef.
References: Wikipedia

The male pajama cardinalfish incubates the eggs in its mouth until they hatch. They can be kept in home saltwater aquariums.

Pyjama Cardinalfish - Sphaeramia nematoptera
Photo: Sydney Aquarium. High Resolution 3080 x 2180.

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