Ostorhinchus angustatus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
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Ostorhinchus angustatus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Ostorhinchus angustatus

English Name: Broadstriped cardinalfish

Creole Name:

French Name: Apogon rayé

IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Description:

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

Small cardinal fish with moderately elongate body. 

Colour. Whitish base colour with 5 poorly defined dark stripes. Midlateral stripe ending in a distinct black spot, about size of the pupil, at caudal fin 
base. The 5th stripe extends onto the base of the anal fin. All 5 stripes narrower than interspaces. Pink to violet to tinge to the fins.


Size:

Maturity: Unknown. Max length: 11.0 cm TL.
 


Habitat and Ecology:

Inhabits seaward reefs, reef crests and drop offs (depth 6-65 m). Shelters in crevices and under ledges during the day. Usually solitary or in small 
groups. Feeds on small invertebrates. 
 


Fishery Status:

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


Notes:

Easily confused with Ostorhinchus cookii, which has an incomplete stripe originating at the upper rear corner of the eye.
 


References:

Bray, D.J. (2020). Ostorhinchus angustatus in Fishes of Australia, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4464 (30/08/22).
Froese, R. & D. Pauly. (Eds.) (2022). FishBase. https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Ostorhinchus-angustatus.html (30/08/22). 
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). Ostorhinchus angustatus, Broadstriped cardinalfish. Seychelles Seatizens. www.seatizens.sc. https://seatizens.sc/species/ostorhinchus-angustatus-smith-radcliffe-1911/


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