family Apogonidae


Cardinalfishes are a family, Apogonidae, of ray-finned fishes. They are found in the Atlantic, Indian, 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.


FishBase lists 331 species in the following 24 genera. The genus Epigonus, formerly classified in Apogonidae, is placed in a separate family, Epigonidae, by FishBase.

Subfamily Apigoninae

Subfamily Pseudaminae


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