- Photo. (c) 2022 Chris Mason-Parker.
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.
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, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2158 (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. www.seatizens.sc. https://seatizens.sc/species/nectamia-savayensis-gunther-1872/