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Whitestar cardinalfish
Apogon lachneri
Böhlke, 1959

Body elongated, with big eyes. Body bright to salmon red. A brilliant white spot, just behind a small dark blotch at the rear of the dorsal fin (A. lachneri).

Size up to 6.5 cm.

Inhabit clear coral reefs, down to 70 m. Normally hide, may peer out from holes.

Occasional to uncommon South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Whitestar cardinalfish (Apogon lachneri)