Fish ID: Capricorn Cardinalfish

Cardinalfish capricorn cardinalfish apogon capricornis lhi
Family Cardinalfish (APOGONIDAE)
species Apogon capricornis
size To 12cm
locality Sheltered coastal reefs and ledges
behaviour In small aggregations
range NSW and southern Qld Coastal waters

Like all cardinalfish, two distinct dorsal fins above, and symmetrically two fins below. Dark spot at the base of the tail and two fine but bright blue lines below and above the eye. Larges scales with scale margins forming a lattice pattern.