Pterapogon kauderni PTEKAU-011702-ERIKNUD-005

The Breeder’s Registry©Information contained in this report is taken from submitted observations from aquarist unless noted otherwise (see comments). Information may be reproduced providing the Breeder’s Registry is cited. Breeder ID: PTEKAU-011702-ERIKNUD-005 Date received: 1/17/02 Identification: Pterapogon kauderni Koumans, 1933 Geographic origin: Indonesia Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Apogonidae Genus: Pterapogon Species: kauderni Description: Silver body with distinct black bars and distinct silver/whitespots. Length of time in captivity: 9 months Size male (mm): ~38…

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Pterapogon kauderni PTEKAU-081500-SHEJAM-004

The Breeder’s Registry© Information contained in this report is taken from submitted observations from aquarist unless noted otherwise (see comments). Information may be reproduced providing the Breeder’s Registry is cited. Breeder ID: PTEKAU-081500-SHEJAM-004 Date received: 8/15/00 Identification: Pterapogon kauderni Koumans, 1933 Geographic origin: Indonesia Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Apogonidae Genus: Pterapogon Species: kauderni Description: Silver body with distinct black bars and distinct silver/whitespots. Length of time in captivity: 2 years Size male (mm):…

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Pterapogon kauderni PTEKAU-062399-CLAKEI-003

The Breeder’s Registry© Information contained in this report is taken from submitted observations from aquarist unless noted otherwise (see comments). Information may be reproduced providing the Breeder’s Registry is cited. Breeder ID: PTEKAU-062399-CLAKEI-003 Date received: 6/23/99 Identification: Pterapogon kauderni Koumans, 1933 Geographic origin: Indonesia Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Apogonidae Genus: Pterapogon Species: kauderni Description: Silver body with distinct black bars and distinct silver/whitespots. Length of time in captivity: 2 months at time of…

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Pterapogon kauderni PTEKAU-041399-CARCAR-002

The Breeder’s Registry© Information contained in this report is taken from submitted observations from aquarist unless noted otherwise (see comments). Information may be reproduced providing the Breeder’s Registry is cited. Breeder ID: PTEKAU-041399-CARCAR-002 Date received: 4/13/99 Identification: Pterapogon kauderni Koumans, 1933 Common Name: Bangaii Cardinalfish Geographic origin: Indonesia Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Apogonidae Genus: Pterapogon Species: kauderni Description: Silver body with distinct black bars and spots. Length of time in captivity (yr): 1…

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Pterapogon kauderni PTEKAU-031297-BRIKAR-005

The Breeder’s Registry© Information contained in this report is taken from submitted observations from aquarist unless noted otherwise (see comments). Information may be reproduced providing the Breeder’s Registry is cited. Breeder ID: PTEKAU-031297-BRIKAR-005 Date received: 3/12/97 Identification: Pterapogon kauderni Koumans, 1933 Geographic origin: Indonesia Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Apogonidae Genus: Pterapogon Species: kauderni Description: Silver body with distinct black bars and spots. Length of…

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My notes and observations on Raising and Breeding the Banggai Cardinalfish

INTRODUCTION: The Banggai cardinalfish (BC) Pterapogon kauderni (a.k.a. the banner cardinal, black and silver high fin cardinal, and/or outhouse cardinal), is an attractively patterned black and silver cardinalfish. This species was initially collected and described by Gerald Allen in September 1995 [1] , and is primarily found in the mid waters off the remote Banggai island in the Indonesian archipelago. His initial observations were that these fish aggregated in small groups of 2 to 60 animals living among the spines of sea urchins. Allen has proposed that they are nocturnal feeders eating primarily planktonic crustaceans. Like most cardinalfish they have large eyes and reside in the crevices and beneath rock ledges by day, searching the bottom for food at night [2] . While BC attain a length of 2 to 2-1/2 inches Standard Length (SL), most specimens encountered in the tropical fish stores are 1 to 1 1/2″SL[3] .

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