Slender cardinalfish (species: Rhabdamia gracilis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Rhabdamia gracilis
Slender cardinalfish

©Graham Edgar: Rhabdamia gracilis at Horseshoe Reef, Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Rhabdamia gracilis at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island. These individuals have no markings but there can be black tips on one or both tail lobes and/or a small black spot on the lower tail base (Allen and Erdmann, 2012).

©Anne Hoggett: Rhabdamia gracilis at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Apogonidae
Genus Rhabdamia
Species Rhabdamia gracilis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Grutter, A.S. (1997). Effect of the removal of cleaner fish on the abundance and species composition of reef fish, Oecologia, 111: 137-143. LIRS catalog number 504.
  • Heiniger, H. and R.D. Adlard (2012). Host specificity and local infection dynamics of Kudoa leptacanthae n. sp. (Multivalvulida: Kudoidae) from the pericardial cavity of two Zoramia spp. (Perciformes: Apogonidae) at Lizard Island lagoon, Queensland, Australia. Parasitology International, 61: 697-706. LIRS catalog number 1582.
  • Heiniger, H. and R.D. Adlard (2013). Molecular identification of cryptic species of Ceratomyxa Thélohan, 1892 (Myxosporea: Bivalvulida) including the description of eight novel species from apogonid fishes (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from Australian waters. Acta Parasitologica, 58: 342-360. LIRS catalog number 1697.
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