Nectamia savayensis (Günther, 1872)
Nectamia savayensis (Günther, 1872)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Nectamia savayensis

English Name: Ghost cardinalfish

Creole Name:

French Name: Cardinal fantôme

IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (NE)


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

Small, deep bodied cardinalfish. 

Colour. Silver body with dark saddle on upper part of caudle peduncle and diaganol dark bar below the eye. Occasionally exhibits a few faint bars on the 


Maturity: Unknown. Max length: 10.0 cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Inhabits lagoons and seaward reefs, (depth 2-25 m). Secretive, sheltering in crevices and under ledges during the day. Solitary. Feeds on small 
invertebrates. Exhibits mouth brooding.

Fishery Status:

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





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Bray, D.J. (2020). Nectamia savayensis in Fishes of Australia, (30/08/22). 
Mason-Parker, C. et al. (2021). Nectamia savayensis in Reef Fishes of Seychelles. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd, UK


Mason-Parker, C. & Nevill, J.E.G. (2022). Nectamia savayensis, Ghost cardinalfish. Seychelles Seatizens.

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