Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Fishes of Hawai'i 

 Family Apogonidae

Apogon spp. - Cardinalfish - 'Upäpalu wav.gif (916 bytes)


Description: two separate dorsal fins, 1st with 6-8 spines, 2nd with 8-14 soft rays; large head, torpedo shaped body
Size: To 17 cm
Habitat: nocturnal; during the day they rest quietly under ledges and other dark places, and come out to feed at night.
Diet: zooplankton, crustaceans and small fishes


Last update: 1/25/2005