Ostorhinchus endekataenia (Bleeker, 1852)
Candystripe cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus endekataenia
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Apogoninae
Max. size:  14 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 25 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Tokyo Bay to Taiwan and southward along the western Pacific. Reported from Samoa (Ref. 592).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Distinguished by having the following characteristics: dorsal fin rays VII-I, 9; anal fin rays II, 8; pectoral fin rays 14; pelvic-fin rays I, 5; pored lateral line scales 24; total gill rakers 17, developed gill rakers 12 (Ref. 93839). Further characterized by whitish body color; 6 red-brown stripes, incomplete stripes or rows of spots in between; base of caudal fin with large black spot; greatest depth of body 2.5-3.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs along cliffs and slightly deep water (Ref. 559, 48635), in coral reef crevices (Ref. 9710). Nocturnal species (Ref. 7300). Forms small and large aggregations (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.11.92
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 12.08.13
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 13.11.12

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