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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae Cardinalfishes
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Foa

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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Foa albimaculosa (Kailola, 1976)

Photo by CSIRO
Foa albimaculosa
[Cream-spotted cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Foa brachygramma (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Foa brachygramma
[Weed cardinalfish]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Foa fo Jordan & Seale, 1905

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
Foa fo
[Weedy cardinalfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Foa hyalina (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
Foa hyalina
[Hyaline cardinalfish]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

Foa leisi
No picture found

Foa madagascariensis
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

Foa nivosa
7 Species of Family Apogonidae with Genus Foa
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1976 Foa albimaculosa Cream-spotted cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1903 Foa brachygramma Weed cardinalfish Central Pacific 6.4 SL
1905 Foa fo Weedy cardinalfish Indian Ocean 3.5 SL
1912 Foa hyalina Hyaline cardinalfish Western Pacific. 4.7 SL
2011 Foa leisi Central Pacific 3.8 SL
1931 Foa madagascariensis Indo-Pacific.
2011 Foa nivosa Western Pacific 2.9 SL

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