Vincentia conspersa, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Vincentia conspersa, Port Davey, Tasmania, Photo: Ian Shaw
Differs from the closely related scarlet cardinalfish Vincentia badia, in having 26 rather than 23–24 scales along the lateral line. Remains hidden in caves during the day and flits about after planktonic crustaceans at night.
Max Size: 14 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 9.6-21.6°C
Depth: 0-67 m
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (18% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney