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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae Cardinalfishes
Subfamily: Pseudaminae
Genus: Gymnapogon

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gymnapogon africanus Smith, 1954

Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnapogon africanus
[Crystal cardinal]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Gymnapogon annona
[Naked cardinalfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Gymnapogon foraminosus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gymnapogon japonicus Regan, 1905

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Gymnapogon japonicus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Gymnapogon melanogaster
[]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Gymnapogon philippinus (Herre, 1939)

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Gymnapogon philippinus
[Philippine cardinalfish]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Gymnapogon urospilotus Lachner, 1953

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Gymnapogon urospilotus
[B-spot cardinalfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Gymnapogon vanderbilti
[Vanderbilt's cardinalfish]
8 Species of Family Apogonidae with Genus Gymnapogon
(Cardinalfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1954 Gymnapogon africanus Crystal cardinal Western Indian Ocean 5 TL
1936 Gymnapogon annona Naked cardinalfish Southwest Pacific 5 TL
1915 Gymnapogon foraminosus Northwest Pacific
1905 Gymnapogon japonicus Western Pacific 5 TL
2002 Gymnapogon melanogaster Western Indian Ocean 2.3 SL
1939 Gymnapogon philippinus Philippine cardinalfish Pacific Ocean 5 SL
1953 Gymnapogon urospilotus B-spot cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 2.7 SL
1938 Gymnapogon vanderbilti Vanderbilt's cardinalfish Eastern Central Pacific 1.9 SL



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