SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=304) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Perciformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Foa') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Apogoninae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae Cardinalfishes
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Foa

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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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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
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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

Foa yamba

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Foa albimaculosa Cream-spotted cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1976
Foa brachygramma Weed cardinalfish Central Pacific 6.4 SL 1903
Foa fo Weedy cardinalfish Indian Ocean 3.5 SL 1905
Foa hyalina Hyaline cardinalfish Western Pacific. 4.7 SL 1912
Foa leisi Central Pacific 3.8 SL 2011
Foa madagascariensis Indo-Pacific. 1931
Foa nivosa Western Pacific 2.9 SL 2011
Foa yamba Southwest Pacific 5.0 SL 2014

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