Zoramia leptacantha

Scientific name Zoramia leptacantha
Descriptor Bleeker
Year of description 1856
IUCN category (World) NE
Family Apogonidae
Genus Zoramia
Zoramia leptacantha Zoramia leptacantha


Zoramia leptacantha is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm
  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm

How to recognize Zoramia leptacantha ?

Zoramia leptacantha measures between 5 and 6 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly blanc body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Zoramia leptacantha is a fish living in shoals. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare incubateur buccal paternel

Zoramia leptacantha 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?

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    27 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 12 m

Biotope presentation

Zoramia leptacantha is most often found at a depth between 1m and 12m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Two New Cardinalfishes of the Indo-Pacific Fish Genus Zoramia (Apogonidae) - David W. Greenfield - Ross C. Langston - John E. Randall - California Academy of Sciences - 2005.

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