Species under Ostorhinchus
n= 89
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Ostorhinchus angustatus
(Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
Broadstriped cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 11
Ostorhinchus aphanes
Fraser, 2012
Western Pacific 4.46
Ostorhinchus apogonoides
(Bleeker, 1856)
Short-tooth cardinal Indo-West Pacific 10
Ostorhinchus aroubiensis
(Hombron & Jacquinot, 1853)
Western Central Pacific
Ostorhinchus aterrimus
(Günther, 1867)
Western Central Pacific
Ostorhinchus atrogaster
(Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
Blackbelly cardinalfish Western Pacific 5.9
Ostorhinchus aureus
(Lacepède, 1802)
Ring-tailed cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 14.5
Ostorhinchus brevispinis
(Fraser & Randall, 2003)
Eastern Central Pacific 6.2
Ostorhinchus bryx
(Fraser, 1998)
Offshore cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 5.19
Ostorhinchus capricornis
(Allen & Randall, 1993)
Capricorn cardinalfish Western Pacific 5.76
Ostorhinchus cavitensis
(Jordan & Seale, 1907)
Whiteline cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 7.5
Ostorhinchus ceramensis
(Bleeker, 1852)
Mangrove cardinalfish Western Pacific 8
Ostorhinchus chalcius
(Fraser & Randall, 1986)
Southeast Pacific 11.6
Ostorhinchus cheni
(Hayashi, 1990)
Northwest Pacific 13
Ostorhinchus chrysopomus
(Bleeker, 1854)
Spotted-gill cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10
Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia
(Bleeker, 1851)
Yellowlined cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 12
Ostorhinchus cladophilos
(Allen & Randall, 2002)
Shelter cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 6
Ostorhinchus compressus
(Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
Ochre-striped cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 12
Ostorhinchus cookii
(Macleay, 1881)
Cook's cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 10
Ostorhinchus cyanosoma
(Bleeker, 1853)
Yellowstriped cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 8
Ostorhinchus cyanotaenia
(Bleeker, 1853)
Western Central Pacific
Ostorhinchus dispar
(Fraser & Randall, 1976)
Redspot cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 5
Ostorhinchus diversus
(Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
Western Central Pacific
Ostorhinchus doederleini
(Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Doederlein's cardinalfish Western Pacific 14
Ostorhinchus endekataenia
(Bleeker, 1852)
Candystripe cardinalfish Western Pacific 14
Ostorhinchus fasciatus
(White, 1790)
Broadbanded cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 12.6
Ostorhinchus flagelliferus
Smith, 1961
Coachwhip cardinal Western Indian Ocean 13
Ostorhinchus flavus
(Allen & Randall, 1993)
Brassy cardinalfish Southwest Pacific 9.59
Ostorhinchus fleurieu
Lacepède, 1802
Flower cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 12.5
Ostorhinchus franssedai
(Allen, Kuiter & Randall, 1994)
Frans' cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 7.5
Ostorhinchus fukuii
(Hayashi, 1990)
Indo-West Pacific 9.34
Ostorhinchus griffini
(Seale, 1910)
Hookfin cardinalfish Western Pacific 13.5
Ostorhinchus gularis
(Fraser & Lachner, 1984)
Gular cardinalfish Western Indian Ocean 6.6
Ostorhinchus hartzfeldii
(Bleeker, 1852)
Hartzfeld's cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 12
Ostorhinchus hoevenii
(Bleeker, 1854)
Frostfin cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 6
Ostorhinchus holotaenia
(Regan, 1905)
Copperstriped cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 8
Ostorhinchus ishigakiensis
(Ida & Moyer, 1974)
Western Pacific 6
Ostorhinchus jenkinsi
(Evermann & Seale, 1907)
Spot-nape cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 8.7
Ostorhinchus kiensis
(Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Rifle cardinal Northwest Pacific 8
Ostorhinchus komodoensis
(Allen, 1998)
Komodo cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10
Ostorhinchus leptofasciatus
(Allen, 2001)
Slenderline cardinalfish Western Pacific 5
Ostorhinchus leslie
Schultz & Randall, 2006
Central Pacific 4.9
Ostorhinchus limenus
(Randall & Hoese, 1988)
Sydney cardinalfish Southwest Pacific 14
Ostorhinchus lineomaculatus
(Allen & Randall, 2002)
Linespot cardinalfish Indian Ocean 6.5
Ostorhinchus luteus
(Randall & Kulbicki, 1998)
Yellow cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 4.42
Ostorhinchus maculiferus
(Garrett, 1864)
Spotted cardinalfish Eastern Central Pacific 14
Ostorhinchus margaritophorus
(Bleeker, 1855)
Red-striped cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 6.5
Ostorhinchus melanoproctus
(Fraser & Randall, 1976)
Blackvent cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 4
Ostorhinchus melanopterus
(Fowler & Bean, 1930)
Western Central Pacific
Ostorhinchus microspilos
(Allen & Randall, 2002)
Microspot cardinalfish Indian Ocean 7
Ostorhinchus moluccensis
(Valenciennes, 1832)
Moluccan cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 9
Ostorhinchus monospilus
(Fraser, Randall & Allen, 2002)
Moluccen cardinal Indo-Pacific 7.8
Ostorhinchus multilineatus
(Bleeker, 1874)
Many-lined cardinalfish Western Pacific 10
Ostorhinchus mydrus
(Jordan & Seale, 1905)
Western Central Pacific
Ostorhinchus nanus
(Allen, Kuiter & Randall, 1994)
Tiny cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 6
Ostorhinchus neotes
(Allen, Kuiter & Randall, 1994)
Mini cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 2.7
Ostorhinchus nigripes
(Playfair, 1867)
Blackfoot cardinal Western Indian Ocean 7
Ostorhinchus nigrocincta
(Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
Blackbelt cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 9.1
Ostorhinchus nigrofasciatus
(Lachner, 1953)
Blackstripe cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 10
Ostorhinchus norfolcensis
(Ogilby, 1888)
Norfolk cardinalfish Southwest Pacific 15
Ostorhinchus notatus
(Houttuyn, 1782)
Spotnape cardinalfish Western Pacific 10
Ostorhinchus noumeae
(Whitley, 1958)
Western Central Pacific
Ostorhinchus novemfasciatus
(Cuvier, 1828)
Sevenstriped cardinalfish Pacific Ocean 10
Ostorhinchus ocellicaudus
(Allen, Kuiter & Randall, 1994)
Tail-eye cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 5
Ostorhinchus oxina
(Fraser, 1999)
Indian Ocean 7.1
Ostorhinchus oxygrammus
(Allen, 2001)
Sharpline cardinalfish Western Pacific 3.87
Ostorhinchus pallidofasciatus
(Allen, 1987)
Palestriped cardinalfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7
Ostorhinchus parvulus
(Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
Western Pacific 4
Ostorhinchus pleuron
(Fraser, 2005)
Rib-bar cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10.4
Ostorhinchus properuptus
(Whitley, 1964)
Southern orange-lined cardinal fish Indo-Pacific 6
Ostorhinchus pselion
(Randall, Fraser & Lachner, 1990)
Western Indian Ocean 4
Ostorhinchus quinquestriatus
(Regan, 1908)
Western Indian Ocean 3.65
Ostorhinchus radcliffei
(Fowler, 1918)
Western Central Pacific
Ostorhinchus regula
(Fraser & Randall, 2003)
Western Central Pacific 3.84
Ostorhinchus relativus
(Randall, 2001)
Eastern Central Pacific 7.38
Ostorhinchus rubrimacula
(Randall & Kulbicki, 1998)
Rubyspot cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 4.47
Ostorhinchus rueppellii
(Günther, 1859)
Gobbleguts Western Central Pacific 12
Ostorhinchus schlegeli
(Bleeker, 1855)
Schlegel's cardinalfish Western Pacific 12
Ostorhinchus sealei
(Fowler, 1918)
Seale's cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 10
Ostorhinchus selas
(Randall & Hayashi, 1990)
Meteor cardinalfish Western Pacific 4
Ostorhinchus semilineatus
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
Half-lined cardinal Western Pacific 12
Ostorhinchus septemstriatus
(Günther, 1880)
Sevenband cardinalfish West Pacific 5.3
Ostorhinchus sinus
(Randall, 2001)
Eastern Central Pacific 8.49
Ostorhinchus spilurus
(Regan, 1905)
Western Indian Ocean 7.35
Ostorhinchus taeniophorus
(Regan, 1908)
Reef-flat cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 11.5
Ostorhinchus urostigmus
(Bleeker, 1874)
Western Central Pacific 15
Ostorhinchus victoriae
(Günther, 1859)
Western striped cardinalfish Eastern Indian Ocean 8
Ostorhinchus wassinki
(Bleeker, 1861)
Kupang cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 7
Ostorhinchus wilsoni
(Fowler, 1918)
Western Central Pacific
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