Rhabdamia gracilisis commonly referred to as Luminous cardinalfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 298 AphiaID: 209406 Scientific: Rhabdamia gracilis German: Leuchtkardinalbarsch English: Luminous Cardinalfish Category: Cardinalfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Rhabdamia (Genus) > gracilis (Species) Initial determination: (Bleeker, ), 1856 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Arafura Sea, Australia, East Africa, Fiji, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, the Andaman Sea, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Vietnam Sea depth: 3 - 91 Meter Size: 1.97" - 2.36" (5cm - 6cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) Food: Brine Shrimps, Copepods, Zooplankton Tank: 54.99 gal (~ 250L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists 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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Created: 2004-08-28 23:25:33
Last edit: 2004-11-06 22:52:25
Difficult to keep, pretty unknown in the hobby. Lives in large groups with thousands of animals between large corals in nature.
Inhabits lagoon and coastal reefs, among coral and rocks and lives sympatrically with A. notatus.
Forms large schools and feeds during the day in currents above reefs as well as at night.
Apogon gracilis (Bleeker, 1856)
Apogonichthys gracilis Bleeker, 1856
Rhabadamia gracilis (Bleeker, 1856)
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Apogoninae (Subfamily) > Rhabdamia (Genus)
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