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Family: Epigonidae Deepwater cardinalfishes



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41 species (see list below)

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Western Central Pacific

 
Brephostoma carpenteri
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Brinkmannella elongata
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 14.5 cm SL

 
Epigonus affinis
[Smooth-nose deepwater cardinalfish]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35.8 cm SL
Epigonus angustifrons Abramov & Manilo, 1987

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus angustifrons
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Epigonus atherinoides (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus atherinoides
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Epigonus carbonarius Okamoto & Motomura, 2011

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus carbonarius
[Charcoal deepwater cardinalfish]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm TL
Epigonus cavaticus Ida, Okamoto & Sakaue, 2007

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus cavaticus
[Palauan deepwater cardinalfish]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 20.8 cm
Epigonus chilensis Okamoto, 2012

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus chilensis
[]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL
Epigonus constanciae (Giglioli, 1880)

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Epigonus constanciae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm SL

 
Epigonus crassicaudus
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Epigonus ctenolepis Mochizuki & Shirakihara, 1983

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus ctenolepis
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Cosmopolitan. Western At
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Epigonus denticulatus Dieuzeide, 1950

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Epigonus denticulatus
[Pencil cardinal]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Eastern Central Pacific

Epigonus devaneyi Gon, 1985

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus devaneyi
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL

 
Epigonus elegans
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Epigonus elongatus
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Epigonus exodon Okamoto & Motomura, 2012

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus exodon
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Epigonus fragilis (Jordan & Jordan, 1922)

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus fragilis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific

Epigonus glossodontus Gon, 1985

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epigonus glossodontus
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Epigonus heracleus Parin & Abramov, 1986

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus heracleus
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Epigonus lenimen (Whitley, 1935)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Epigonus lenimen
[Big-eyed cardinalfish]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL
Epigonus lifouensis Okamoto & Motomura, 2013

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus lifouensis
[Loyalty deepwater cardinalfish]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.4 cm SL
Epigonus machaera Okamoto, 2012

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus machaera
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Epigonus macrops (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Epigonus macrops
[Luminous deepsea cardinalfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Epigonus marimonticolus
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Red Sea
Max. Length 14.0 cm SL
Epigonus marisrubri Krupp, Zajonz & Khalaf, 2009

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus marisrubri
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL
Epigonus mayeri Okamoto, 2011

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus mayeri
[Angolan deepwater cardinalfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 23.8 cm SL

 
Epigonus notacanthus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic

Epigonus occidentalis Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Epigonus occidentalis
[Western deepsea cardinalfish]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Western Central Atlantic

Epigonus oligolepis Mayer, 1974

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus oligolepis
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL
Epigonus pandionis (Goode & Bean, 1881)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Epigonus pandionis
[Bigeye]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL
Epigonus parini Abramov, 1987

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus parini
[]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Epigonus pectinifer Mayer, 1974

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus pectinifer
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Circumglobal in southern
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Epigonus robustus (Barnard, 1927)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Epigonus robustus
[Robust cardinalfish]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

North Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Epigonus telescopus (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Epigonus telescopus
[Black cardinal fish]

Photo by Okamoto, M.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Epigonus tuberculatus Okamoto & Motomura, 2013

Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus tuberculatus
[Keeling deepwater cardinalfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Epigonus waltersensis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Florenciella lugubris Mead & De Falla, 1965

Photo by SFSA
 
Florenciella lugubris
[]

Photo by Costa, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Microichthys coccoi Rüppell, 1852

Photo by Costa, F.
 
Microichthys coccoi
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Microichthys sanzoi Sparta, 1950

Photo by FAO
 
Microichthys sanzoi
[]

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.

Circumglobal in southern
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Rosenblattia robusta Mead & De Falla, 1965

Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Rosenblattia robusta
[Stout cardinalfish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean

Sphyraenops bairdianus Poey, 1861

Photo by FAO
 
Sphyraenops bairdianus
[Triplespine deepwater cardinalfish]
41 Species of Family Epigonidae
(Deepwater cardinalfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1889 Brephostoma carpenteri Western Central Pacific
1933 Brinkmannella elongata Western Central Atlantic
1986 Epigonus affinis Smooth-nose deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Central Atlantic 14.5 SL
1987 Epigonus angustifrons Indian Ocean 35.8 SL
1905 Epigonus atherinoides Pacific Ocean 15 SL
2011 Epigonus carbonarius Charcoal deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Central Pacific 9.5 SL
2007 Epigonus cavaticus Palauan deepwater cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 6.9 TL
2012 Epigonus chilensis Southeast Pacific 20.8
1880 Epigonus constanciae Eastern Atlantic 19.7 SL
1959 Epigonus crassicaudus Southeast Pacific 46 SL
1983 Epigonus ctenolepis Northwest Pacific 10 SL
1950 Epigonus denticulatus Pencil cardinal Cosmopolitan. Western At 20 TL
1985 Epigonus devaneyi Eastern Central Pacific
1986 Epigonus elegans Southeast Pacific 15.3 SL
1986 Epigonus elongatus Western Indian Ocean 16 SL
2012 Epigonus exodon Western Indian Ocean 9.7 SL
1922 Epigonus fragilis Eastern Central Pacific 17 SL
1985 Epigonus glossodontus Eastern Central Pacific
1986 Epigonus heracleus Southwest Pacific 13.1 SL
1935 Epigonus lenimen Big-eyed cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 21 TL
2013 Epigonus lifouensis Loyalty deepwater cardinalfish Southwest Pacific 20.3 SL
2012 Epigonus machaera Southwest Pacific 17.4 SL
1906 Epigonus macrops Luminous deepsea cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 21.2 SL
1986 Epigonus marimonticolus Western Indian Ocean 16.5 SL
2009 Epigonus marisrubri Red Sea 14.0 SL
2011 Epigonus mayeri Angolan deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Central Atlantic 11.4 SL
1986 Epigonus notacanthus Southeast Pacific 23.8 SL
1896 Epigonus occidentalis Western deepsea cardinalfish Western Central Atlantic
1974 Epigonus oligolepis Western Central Atlantic
1881 Epigonus pandionis Bigeye Western Atlantic 19.4 SL
1987 Epigonus parini Southwest Pacific 16.8 SL
1974 Epigonus pectinifer Pacific Ocean 15.5 SL
1927 Epigonus robustus Robust cardinalfish Circumglobal in southern 22 TL
1810 Epigonus telescopus Black cardinal fish North Atlantic 75 TL
2013 Epigonus tuberculatus Keeling deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Indian Ocean 15.4 SL
1986 Epigonus waltersensis Western Indian Ocean 12.9 SL
1965 Florenciella lugubris Indian Ocean 10 TL
1852 Microichthys coccoi Eastern Atlantic 3 TL
1950 Microichthys sanzoi Eastern Atlantic 6 TL
1965 Rosenblattia robusta Stout cardinalfish Circumglobal in southern 10 TL
1861 Sphyraenops bairdianus Triplespine deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Indian Ocean



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