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Whitestar cardinalfish
Apogon lachneri
Böhlke, 1959

Description:
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.

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

Distribution:
Occasional to uncommon South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Whitestar cardinalfish (Apogon lachneri)