Ostorhinchus aureus

Scientific name Ostorhinchus aureus
Descriptor Lacepède
Year of description 1802
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Apogonidae
Genus Ostorhinchus
Ostorhinchus aureus Ostorhinchus aureus


Ostorhinchus aureus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    14.5 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure verticale
  • Average size
    12 cm
  • Maximum size
    14.5 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure verticale

How to recognize Ostorhinchus aureus ?

Ostorhinchus aureus measures between 12 and 14.5 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly orange and noir body. The also has noir rayure verticale.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Ostorhinchus aureus is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although Ostorhinchus aureus is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare incubateur buccal paternel

Ostorhinchus aureus is a fish ovipare incubateur buccal paternel.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

Ostorhinchus aureus is most often found at a depth between 1m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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