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Family: Epigonidae Deepwater cardinalfishes



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46 species
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Brephostoma carpenteri
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Brinkmannella elongata
[]
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Max. Length 14.5 cm SL

 
Epigonus affinis
[Smooth-nose deepwater cardinalfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus angustifrons
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus atherinoides
[]



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

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



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.0 cm TL
Epigonus cavaticus Ida, Okamoto & Sakaue, 2007

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



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus chilensis
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Epigonus constanciae
[]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm SL
Epigonus crassicaudus de Buen, 1959

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Epigonus crassicaudus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus ctenolepis
[]



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

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



Eastern Central Pacific

Epigonus devaneyi Gon, 1985

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus devaneyi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Epigonus draco
[Dragon deepwater cardinalfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.3 cm SL

 
Epigonus elegans
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Epigonus elongatus Parin & Abramov, 1986

Photo by Photo by Mullasseri, S.
 
Epigonus elongatus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus exodon
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus fragilis
[]



Eastern Central Pacific

Epigonus glossodontus Gon, 1985

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



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus heracleus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Epigonus indicus Idrees Babu & Akhilesh, 2020

Photo by Photo by Idrees Babu, K.K.
 
Epigonus indicus
[Indian deepwater cardinalfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Epigonus lenimen (Whitley, 1935)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Epigonus lenimen
[Big-eyed cardinalfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus machaera
[]



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

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Epigonus macrops
[Luminous deepsea cardinalfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Epigonus marimonticolus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus marisrubri
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus mayeri
[Angolan deepwater cardinalfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.8 cm SL

 
Epigonus notacanthus
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 25.8 cm TL
Epigonus occidentalis Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Epigonus occidentalis
[Western deepsea cardinalfish]
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Max. Length 16.2 cm SL

 
Epigonus okamotoi
[Okamoto’s deepwater cardinalfish]



Western Central Atlantic

Epigonus oligolepis Mayer, 1974

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus oligolepis
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Epigonus pandionis (Goode & Bean, 1881)

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



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus parini
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus pectinifer
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Epigonus telescopus
[Black cardinal fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Epigonus thai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.5 cm SL

 
Epigonus trunovi
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Okamoto, M.
 
Epigonus tuberculatus
[Keeling deepwater cardinalfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Epigonus waltersensis
[]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Florenciella lugubris
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Microichthys coccoi
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Microichthys sanzoi
[]



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

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



Eastern Indian Ocean

Sphyraenops bairdianus Poey, 1861

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sphyraenops bairdianus
[Triplespine deepwater cardinalfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brephostoma carpenteri Western Central Pacific 1889
Brinkmannella elongata Western Central Atlantic 1933
Epigonus affinis Smooth-nose deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Central Atlantic 14.5 SL 1986
Epigonus angustifrons Indian Ocean 35.8 SL 1987
Epigonus atherinoides Pacific Ocean 15 SL 1905
Epigonus carbonarius Charcoal deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Central Pacific 9.5 SL 2011
Epigonus cavaticus Palauan deepwater cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 7.0 TL 2007
Epigonus chilensis Southeast Pacific 20.8 2012
Epigonus constanciae Eastern Atlantic 19.7 SL 1880
Epigonus crassicaudus Southeast Pacific 46 SL 1959
Epigonus ctenolepis Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1983
Epigonus denticulatus Pencil cardinal Cosmopolitan. Western At 20 TL 1950
Epigonus devaneyi Eastern Central Pacific 1985
Epigonus draco Dragon deepwater cardinalfish Western Pacific 16 SL 2015
Epigonus elegans Southeast Pacific 15.3 SL 1986
Epigonus elongatus Western Indian Ocean 16 SL 1986
Epigonus exodon Western Indian Ocean 9.7 SL 2012
Epigonus fragilis Eastern Central Pacific 17 SL 1922
Epigonus glossodontus Eastern Central Pacific 1985
Epigonus heracleus Southwest Pacific 13.1 SL 1986
Epigonus indicus Indian deepwater cardinalfish Western Indian Ocean 10.5 SL 2020
Epigonus lenimen Big-eyed cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 22 SL 1935
Epigonus lifouensis Loyalty deepwater cardinalfish Southwest Pacific 20.3 SL 2013
Epigonus machaera Southwest Pacific 17.4 SL 2012
Epigonus macrops Luminous deepsea cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 21.2 SL 1906
Epigonus marimonticolus Western Indian Ocean 16.5 SL 1986
Epigonus marisrubri Red Sea 14.0 SL 2009
Epigonus mayeri Angolan deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Central Atlantic 11.4 SL 2011
Epigonus notacanthus Southeast Pacific 23.8 SL 1986
Epigonus occidentalis Western deepsea cardinalfish Western Central Atlantic 25.8 TL 1896
Epigonus okamotoi Okamoto’s deepwater cardinalfish Western Pacific 16.2 SL 2017
Epigonus oligolepis Western Central Atlantic 1974
Epigonus pandionis Bigeye Western Atlantic 23.5 TL 1881
Epigonus parini Southwest Pacific 16.8 SL 1987
Epigonus pectinifer Pacific Ocean 15.5 SL 1974
Epigonus robustus Robust cardinalfish Circumglobal in southern 22 TL 1927
Epigonus telescopus Black cardinal fish North Atlantic 75 TL 1810
Epigonus thai Eastern Indian Ocean 5.9 SL 2012
Epigonus trunovi Southeastern Atlantic, Va 22.5 SL 2012
Epigonus tuberculatus Keeling deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Indian Ocean 15.4 SL 2013
Epigonus waltersensis Western Indian Ocean 12.9 SL 1986
Florenciella lugubris Indian Ocean 10 TL 1965
Microichthys coccoi Eastern Atlantic 3 TL 1852
Microichthys sanzoi Eastern Atlantic 6 TL 1950
Rosenblattia robusta Stout cardinalfish Circumglobal in southern 10 TL 1965
Sphyraenops bairdianus Triplespine deepwater cardinalfish Eastern Indian Ocean 1861



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