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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae Cardinalfishes
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Apogonichthyoides

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apogonichthyoides atripes Bulls-eye cardinalfish Southwest Pacific 9 TL 1916
Apogonichthyoides brevicaudatus Many-banded cardinal-fish Indo-West Pacific 19.5 TL 1909
Apogonichthyoides cantoris Western Central Pacific 1851
Apogonichthyoides cathetogramma Western Pacific 12 SL 1917
Apogonichthyoides chrysurus Golden cardinalfish Western Pacific 4 TL 1889
Apogonichthyoides erdmanni Deepreef cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 3.9 SL 2011
Apogonichthyoides euspilotus Western Pacific 6.0 SL 2006
Apogonichthyoides gardineri Western Indian Ocean 4.4 SL 1908
Apogonichthyoides heptastygma Western Indian Ocean 3.3 SL 1828
Apogonichthyoides maculipinnis Specklehead cardinalfish Western Indian Ocean 4.0 SL 1908
Apogonichthyoides melas Black cardinalfish Western Pacific 10 SL 1848
Apogonichthyoides miniatus Eastern Indian Ocean 2010
Apogonichthyoides niger Northwest Pacific 8 TL 1883
Apogonichthyoides nigripinnis Bullseye Indo-West Pacific. Red S 10 TL 1828
Apogonichthyoides opercularis Pearlycheek cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 7 SL 1878
Apogonichthyoides pharaonis Western Indian Ocean 1874
Apogonichthyoides pseudotaeniatus Doublebar cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1986
Apogonichthyoides regani Western Indian Ocean 4.8 SL 1951
Apogonichthyoides sialis Twinbar cardinalfish Western Pacific 14 TL 1914
Apogonichthyoides taeniatus Twobelt cardinal Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1828
Apogonichthyoides timorensis Timor cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 9 TL 1854
Apogonichthyoides umbratilis Cryptic cardinalfish East Indian to Western Pa 4.1 SL 2010
Apogonichthyoides uninotatus Onespot cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 5.5 SL 1912



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