Kwajalein Cardinalfish (Apogonidae)

The cardinalfish is another group we did not spend a lot of time pursuing at Kwajalein. There are numerous species reported from the Marshalls for which we do not have photos. Cardinals are mostly nocturnal plankton feeders, and while some are extremely common and form large conspicuous groups often around reefs during the day, some hide during the day and may therefore be infrequently seen.


Apogonichthyoides melas


Cheilodipterus macrodon


Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus

Fowleria cf vaiulae


Nectamia cf bandanensis


Ostorhinchus cf selas

Ostorhinchus luteus

Ostorhinchus nigrofasciatus

Pristiapogon exostigma

Pristiapogon fraenatus

Pristiapogon kallopterus


Pristiapogon taeniopterus

Pristicon trimaculatus

Rhabdamia gracilis

Siphamia fuscolineata

Siphamia tubifer

Siphamia tubifer

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