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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cheilodipterus alleni Allen's cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 10.4 SL 1993
Cheilodipterus arabicus Tiger cardinal Western Indian Ocean 18 SL 1789
Cheilodipterus artus Wolf cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 18.7 SL 1961
Cheilodipterus intermedius Intermediate cardinalfish Western Pacific 20 SL 1993
Cheilodipterus isostigmus Dog-toothed cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1940
Cheilodipterus lachneri Western Indian Ocean 12 SL 1959
Cheilodipterus macrodon Large toothed cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1802
Cheilodipterus nigrotaeniatus Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1912
Cheilodipterus novemstriatus Indian Ocean twospot cardinalfish Western Indian Ocean 8 TL 1838
Cheilodipterus octovittatus Western Indian Ocean 1828
Cheilodipterus parazonatus Mimic cardinal Western Pacific 6.1 SL 1993
Cheilodipterus persicus Persian cardinalfish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1993
Cheilodipterus pygmaios Western Indian Ocean 5 SL 1993
Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus Five-lined cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1828
Cheilodipterus singapurensis Truncate cardinalfish Western Pacific 18 SL 1860
Cheilodipterus subulatus Western Pacific 1909
Cheilodipterus zonatus Yellowbelly cardinalfish Western Pacific 8 TL 1912



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