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

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Foa albimaculosa (Kailola, 1976)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Foa albimaculosa
[Cream-spotted cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Foa brachygramma (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Foa brachygramma
[Weed cardinalfish]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Foa fo Jordan & Seale, 1905

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Foa fo
[Weedy cardinalfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Foa hyalina (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Foa hyalina
[Hyaline cardinalfish]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Foa leisi Fraser & Randall, 2011

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Foa leisi
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No picture found
Indo-Pacific.

 
Foa madagascariensis
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Foa nivosa Fraser & Randall, 2011

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Foa nivosa
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Foa yamba
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8 Species of Family Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae with Genus Foa
(Cardinalfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1976 Foa albimaculosa Cream-spotted cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1903 Foa brachygramma Weed cardinalfish Central Pacific 6.4 SL
1905 Foa fo Weedy cardinalfish Indian Ocean 3.5 SL
1912 Foa hyalina Hyaline cardinalfish Western Pacific. 4.7 SL
2011 Foa leisi Central Pacific 3.8 SL
1931 Foa madagascariensis Indo-Pacific.
2011 Foa nivosa Western Pacific 2.9 SL
2014 Foa yamba Southwest Pacific 5.0 SL



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