Cheilodipterus pygmaios

The Cheilodipterus pygmaios lives in the demersal, marine environment.

Cheilodipterus pygmaios combines features of the colour patterns of two very similar species. The arrangement of the body stripes is the same as quinquelineatus, whereas the dark spot on the dorsal surface of the caudal peduncle is similar to novemstriatus. More

As the name may suggest, Cheilodipterus pygmaios is the smallest of all Lined Cardinals. Known only from the Red Sea, it is an uncommon import. Photo courtesy of John Randall. Generally, my recommendation would be to maintain these fish as pairs and not harems. More

Common names

矮身巨牙天竺鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
矮身巨牙天竺鯛 in Unknown
矮身巨牙天竺鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
矮身巨牙天竺鲷 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Apogonidae
Genus : Cheilodipterus
Species : Cheilodipterus pygmaios
Authority : Gon, 1993