Schooling Cardinalfish (species: Verulux cypselurus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Verulux cypselurus
Schooling Cardinalfish

©Anne Hoggett: Verulux cypselurus in Watson's Bay, Lizard Island. The first dorsal fin is not apparent on these fish but it's folded down. Note short black line on the snout, faint brown outline to the body particularly below, and a faint brown line on each tail lobe.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Apogonidae
Genus Verulux
Species Verulux cypselurus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 6 cm (length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Leis, J.M. (1991). Vertical distribution of fish larvae in the Great Barrier Reef lagoon, Australia, Marine Biology, 109: 157-166. LIRS catalog number 315.
  • Leis, J.M., B.M. Carson-Ewart and J. Webley (2002). Settlement behaviour of coral-reef fish larvae at subsurface artificial-reef moorings, Marine and Freshwater Research, 53: 319-327. LIRS catalog number 720.