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

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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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