Fibramia thermalis (Cuvier, 1829)
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Fibramia thermalis (Cuvier, 1829)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Fibramia thermalis

English Name: Half-barred cardinalfish

Creole Name:

French Name: Apogon fibramia

IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Description:

Dorsal spines: 7; Dorsal rays: 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal rays 8

Small cardinalfish. Tube of anterior nostril long. 3rd or 4th dorsal spine longest.

Colour. Grey translucent body with white lower head and belly. A broad dark stripe runs from snout through the eye, fading posterior 
to the operculum. Dark leading edge to the first dorsal fin and small caudal spot present. 
 


Size:

Maturity: Unknown. Max length: 8.5 cm TL.
 


Habitat and Ecology:

Inhabits reef flats and sheltered lagoons, often in seagrass beds and near mangroves (depth 0-20 m). A nocturnal species, which forms small groups. 
Exhibits mouth brooding. Forms pairs during courtship and spawning.
 


Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is not subject to the artisanal fishery.
 


Notes:

Photographed in mangroves. Port Launay, Mahé, Seychelles.
 


References:

Bray, D.J. (2021). Fibramia thermalis in Fishes of Australia, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1605 (31/08/22). 
Froese, R. & D. Pauly. (Eds.) (2022). FishBase. https://www.fishbase.se/summary/12747 (05/09/22). 
Mason-Parker, C. et al. (2021). Fibramia thermalis in Reef Fishes of Seychelles. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd, UK. 
Smith, M. & Heemstra, P. (Eds.) (1999). Smiths’ Sea Fishes Edition 6. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 10.1007/978-3-642-82858-4


Citation:

Mason-Parker, C. & Nevill, J.E.G. (2022). Fibramia thermalis, Half-barred cardinalfish. Seychelles Seatizens. www.seatizens.sc. https://seatizens.sc/species/fibramia-thermalis-cuvier-1829/


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