Neamia octospinais commonly referred to as Eight-spine Cardinalfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 11527 AphiaID: 209404 Scientific: Neamia octospina German: Kardinalbarsch English: Eight-spine Cardinalfish Category: Cardinalfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Neamia (Genus) > octospina (Species) Initial determination: Smith & Radcliffe, 1912 Occurrence: , Eritrea (the) Maldives, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australia, Coral sea, East Africa, Egypt, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Moluccas, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, Timor Sea depth: 1 - 40 Meter Size: up to 2.76" (7 cm) Temperature: 78.8 °F - 84.2 °F (26°C - 29°C) Food: Amphipods, Bosmiden, Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Copepods, Coral spawn, Cyclop-Eeze, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Fish eggs, Fish larvae, Flakes, Frozen food (small sorts), Invertebrates, Krill, Living Food, Lobster eggs, Mosquito larvae, Mysis, Oyster eggs, Pellets, Zooplankton Tank: 54.99 gal (~ 250L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Neamia octospina is a secretive species usually found among soft coral to depths of at least 10m (40m), and is rarely seen by divers.
Colour in life: pinkish, the stripes radiating from eye reddish brown.
Smithiana, Publications in Aquatic Biodiversity, Bulletin 1 January 2003, pp. 1-48
A Review of the Cardinalfishes (Perciformes: Apogonidae) of the Rea Sea
Ofer Gon & John E. Randall
Apogonichthys coggeri Whitley, 1964
Neamia sphenurus (Klunzinger, 1884)
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