Sponge cardinalfish

The Sponge cardinalfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 5 - 60 m , usually 5 - 20 m environment.

It looks like a bigtooth or sponge cardinalfish, but wasn't in the right environment to match either of those. Thanks! Frank __________________ Frank - Last edited by under water; May 24th, 2009 at 01:36 AM.. More

Common names

cardenal esponjero in Spanish (español)
Cardenal violáceo in Spanish (español)
cardenal violáeo in Spanish (español)
sponge cardinalfish in English
异域褶竺鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
異域褶竺鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Apogonidae
Genus : Phaeoptyx
Species : Phaeoptyx xenus
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