Ostorhinchus rueppellii (Günther, 1859)
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Ostorhinchus rueppellii
photo by Maddern, M.

Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Apogoninae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Indonesia to northern Australia (including Western Australia) and New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 9-10; Vertebrae: 24-24. Adults have two separate dorsal fins, and a brown translucent body with a series of black spots along the lateral line (Ref. 33616). Greatest depth of body 2.1-2.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabit inshore reefs and estuaries (Ref. 9710). Occur in groups in weedy areas (Ref. 9710). Nocturnal species (Ref. 7300).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 04.09.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 26.03.13
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 13.11.12

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