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Updated 8/20/2013

Family Apogonidae

Cardinalfishes

Cardinalfishes are nocturnal carnivores with two dorsal fins, large eyes and mouths.  Males incubate a cluster of eggs in their mouth at least until they hatch.  Most species appear lighter and more iridescent at night as they feed upon zooplankton or small invertebrates.  Rarely eaten since most are small and flesh very soft.

 

HAWAII

Apogon erythrinus

HAWAIIAN RUBY CARDINALFISH

 

 

Zapogon evermanni

ODDSCALE CARDINALFISH

 

Pristiapogon kallopterus

IRIDESCENT CARDINALFISH

 

Pristiapogon taeniopterus

BANDFIN CARDINALFISH

 

Ostorhinchus maculiferus 

SPOTTED CARDINALFISH

 

Pseudamiops diaphanes 

CLEAR CARDINALFISH

 

 

Apogonichthys perdix

WAIKIKI CARDINALFISH

 

Foa brachygramma 

BAY CARDINALFISH

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Pterapogon kauderni

BANGGAI CARDINALFISH

 

Apogon doryssa

LONGSPINE CARDINALFISH

 

Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus

FIVE-LINE CARDINALFISH

 

Nectamia fuscus

YELLOW-EDGED CARDINALFISH

 

Ostorhinchus leslie

LESLIE'S CARDINALFISH

 

Zoramia leptacantha

THREADFIN CARDINALFISH

 


JAPAN

Apogon notatus

SPOTNAPE CARDINALFISH

 

Apogon semilineatus

HALF-LINED CARDINALFISH   Nenbutsudai

Ostorhinchus endekataenia

CANDYSTRIPE CARDINALFISH   Kosuji-ishimochi

 


TROPICAL EASTERN PACIFIC

Apogon atricaudus

PLAIN CARDINALFISH

 

Apogon guadalupensis

GUADALUPE CARDINALFISH

 

Apogon pacificus

PINK CARDINALFISH

 

Apogon retrosella

BARSPOT CARDINALFISH