Apogon capricornisis commonly referred to as Capricorn 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.
lexID: 8312 AphiaID: 272987 Scientific: Apogon capricornis German: Kardinalbarsch English: Capricorn Cardinalfish Category: Cardinalfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Apogonidae (Family) > Apogon (Genus) > capricornis (Species) Initial determination: Allen & Randall, 1993 Occurrence: Australia, Coral sea, Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, Queensland (Australia) Sea depth: 2 - 15 Meter Size: up to 2.28" (5.8 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Zooplankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Allen & Randall, 1993
Very special thanks for the first photo of Apogon capricornis to Richard Bayol, New Caledonia.
The photo of this nocturnal cardinalfish was taken at Nouméa, New Caledonia.
Apogon capricornis is a benthic species which inhabits coral reef in a depth of 2 to 15 meters.
The nocturnal species feed on zooplankton.
Synonym: Ostorhinchus capricornis (Allen & Randall, 1993)
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Apogonidae (Family) > Apogoninae (Subfamily) > Apogon (Genus) > Apogon capricornis (Species)
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