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

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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Gymnapogon africanus
[Crystal cardinal]
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Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Gymnapogon annona
[Naked cardinalfish]
No picture found


 
Gymnapogon foraminosus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Gymnapogon japonicus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Gymnapogon melanogaster Gon & Golani, 2002

Photo by Photo by Golani, D.
 
Gymnapogon melanogaster
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Gymnapogon urospilotus
[B-spot cardinalfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Gymnapogon vanderbilti
[Vanderbilt's cardinalfish]



8 species

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



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