Pajama Cardinalfish (species: Sphaeramia nematoptera) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Sphaeramia nematoptera
Pajama Cardinalfish

©Emma Watson: Sphaeramia nematoptera among Porites cylindrica in the Lizard Island lagoon.

©Anne Hoggett: A solitary Sphaeramia nematoptera about 7 cm long in the Lizard Island lagoon.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Apogonidae
Genus Sphaeramia
Species Sphaeramia nematoptera



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 8 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Fisher, R. (2002). The functional capabilities of reef fish larvae: implications for dispersal during the pelagic phase, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 793.
  • Fisher, R. (2005). Swimming speeds of larval coral reef fishes: impacts on self-recruitment and dispersal, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 285: 223-232. LIRS catalog number 1162.
  • Nilsson, G.E., J.-P.A. Hobbs and S. Ostlund-Nilsson (2007). Tribute to P. L. Lutz: respiratory ecophysiology of coral-reef teleosts, The Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 1673-1686. LIRS catalog number 1043.
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