Mimic cardinalfish

The Mimic cardinalfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 3 - 50 m environment.

In addition, the mimic cardinalfish also mimics the behavior of the black-lined blenny. It makes itself active during daytime, darting about in search of small fish for food. This is an unusual behavior because most cardinalfish hover motionless around coral heads and caves during the day. More

Common names

Cardenal mimético in Spanish (español)
Mimic cardinalfish in English
月天竺鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
月天竺鯛 in Unknown
月天竺鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
月天竺鲷 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Apogonidae
Genus : Apogon
Species : Apogon phenax
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