Apogon aureus Lacepede 1802
ring-tail cardinalfish
Apogon aureus, ring-tail cardinalfish

Family = Apogonidae - cardinalfishes

The adult ring-tailed cardinalfish, Apogon aureus, has a distinct black band around the caudal peduncle. Small juveniles have a large spot instead.

Distribution =   widespread tropical Indo-Pacific
Max size =   12cms