Ostorhinchus capricornis

Scientific name Ostorhinchus capricornis
Descriptor Allen & Randall
IUCN category (World) NE
Family Apogonidae
Genus Ostorhinchus
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Ostorhinchus capricornis is a little salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    5.8 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure horizontale
  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    5.8 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure horizontale

How to recognize Ostorhinchus capricornis ?

Ostorhinchus capricornis measures between 4 and 5.8 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly bleu and orange body. The also has bleu rayure horizontale.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

Ostorhinchus capricornis is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

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


  • Reproduction
    ovipare incubateur buccal

Ostorhinchus capricornis is a fish ovipare incubateur buccal.

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 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 15 m

Biotope presentation

Ostorhinchus capricornis is most often found at a depth between 2m and 15m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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