Dwarf Cardinalfish (species: Fowleria vaiulae) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Fowleria vaiulae
Dwarf Cardinalfish

©Anne Hoggett: Fowleria vaiulae found in cavity of coral Sandalolitha robusta in shallow water on northern side of Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.

©John E. Randall
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Apogonidae
Genus Fowleria
Species Fowleria vaiulae



Distinguishing features

Lacks a dark ocellated spot on the gill cover.


  • From 1 cm to 5 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Caley, M.J. (1991). Mechanisms of coexistence in communities of coral-reef fishes, Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. LIRS catalog number 307.
  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Reef fish community structure and dynamics: in interaction between local and larger-scale processes? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 19-29. LIRS catalog number 448.
  • Caley, M.J. and J. St John (1996). Refuge availability structures assemblages of tropical reef fishes, Journal of Animal Ecology, 65: 414-428. LIRS catalog number 458.
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