Life of Sea | Banggai Cardinalfish | The cardinalfish Banggai (Pterapogon kauderni) is a small tropical cardinalfish (family Apogonidae). These fish attract popular in the aquarium trade. This is one of the relatively few fish have been bred in captivity regularly, but a significant number are still caught in the wild and is now an endangered species, the species is restricted to the islands Banggai Indonesia. This species has a very limited geographic range (5,500 km ²) and the small size of the total population (estimated 2.4 million).
The Banggai cardinalfish consists of isolated populations are concentrated around the shallows of 17 small islands and large 10 in Banggai Islands. A small population also occurs from Central Sulawesi, in Luwuk port. One additional populations have become established in the Lembeh Strait (North Sulawesi), 400 km north of the natural area of distribution of the species, followed by the introduction of aquarium fish traders in 2000.
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