are a family, Apogonidae
, of ray-finned fishes
. They are found in the Atlantic
, and Pacific
oceans, they are chiefly marine, but some species are found in brackish water. A handful of species are kept in the aquarium and are popular as small, peaceful fish.
lists 331 species in the following 24 genera. The genus Epigonus
, formerly classified in Apogonidae, is placed in a separate family, Epigonidae
, by FishBase.