Apogon brevispinisis commonly referred to as Cardinalfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Apogon brevispinis was described in 2003 on the basis of two specimens, so there are currently no situ photos available.
This cardinalfish has alternating golden brown (tannin brown) and white stripes on its head and body, a white stripe stretching into the first two anal rays.
The eponymous, tiny first dorsal fin spine has only a length of about 5-8% of the third dorsal spine.
A dark caudal spot can be seen at the base of the tail.
Habitat. These specimens were collected on a coral slope of 45° with very little sand.
The lack of additional material and photos suggests that this species usually lives below the typical depths for conventional SCUBA units.
Etymology. From the Latin words "brevis" for short and "spina" for spine, which refers to the tiny first dorsal spine.