Species Details

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Common Name: Spotless Cardinalfish
Scientific Name: Fowleria vaiulae
Local Name: -
Dhivehi Name: -
Animalia  (Kingdom)
Chordata  (Plylum)
Teleostei  (Class)
Perciformes  (Order)
Apogonidae  (Family)
Fowleria   (Genus)

Mottled cardinalfish's description

Mottled cardinalfish (Fowleria vaiulae) is a genus of fishes in the family Apogonidae.

Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 8. Mottled brown with 6 to 8 pale bars and 3 to 4 dark bands radiating from the eye.


Mottled cardinalfish's facts

Did you know?

  • Fowleria is a genus of fishes in the family Apogonidae native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
  • This species was previously known as Foa vaiulae.

Mottled cardinalfish's Behavior & Ecology

Occurs inshore in reef areas among Acropora corals.

Mottled cardinalfish's Feeding

Feeds on small invertebrates.

Mottled cardinalfish's Reproduction

Distinct pairing during courtship and spawning.

Mottled cardinalfish habitat