Phantom cardinalfish

The Phantom cardinalfish lives in the benthopelagic, marine, depth range 3 - 104 m environment.

The rare Phantom Cardinalfish (Lachneratus phasmaticus) occurs in small groups in totally dark caves. It is also known from deep water far beyond diving depths. More

In August 2009 I was excited to find a single Phantom Cardinalfish at Pupukea, O`ahu, far back in a completely dark cave. Pictured above, it represents only the 2nd recorded Hawaiian sighting of this extremely rare and quite pretty cardinalfish. To about 4 inches. More

Common names

Phantom cardinalfish in English

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Apogonidae
Genus : Lachneratus
Species : Lachneratus phasmaticus
Authority : Fraser & Struhsaker,1991