Cheilodipterus persicus Gon, 1993
Persian cardinalfish
Cheilodipterus persicus
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Apogonidae (Cardinalfishes), subfamily: Apogoninae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf.
Diagnosis:  Color in life pale grayish brown with 10-13 dark brown to black stripes narrower than interspaces. Stripes usually alternating in width and intensity. A pupil-size black spot encircled by yellow area laterally on middle of caudal peduncle. Snout and top of head with yellow tinge. Distal part of first dorsal fin dark. Spine and first ray of second dorsal fin dusky. Other fins transparent (Ref 8525).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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