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

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Nectamia annularis (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Nectamia annularis
[Ringtail cardinalfish]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Nectamia bandanensis (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Nectamia bandanensis
[Bigeye cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11.2 cm TL
Nectamia fusca (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Nectamia fusca
[Ghost cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Nectamia ignitops Fraser, 2008

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Nectamia ignitops
[Fire-eye cardinalfish]

Photo by Satapoomin, U.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Nectamia luxuria Fraser, 2008

Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Nectamia luxuria
[Multi-barred cardinalfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Nectamia savayensis (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Nectamia savayensis
[Samoan cardinalfish]

Photo by Townsend, D.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Nectamia similis Fraser, 2008

Photo by Townsend, D.
 
Nectamia similis
[Similar cardinalfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Nectamia viria Fraser, 2008

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Nectamia viria
[Bracelet cardinalfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Nectamia zebrinus (Fraser, Randall & Lachner, 1999)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Nectamia zebrinus
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9 Species of Family Apogonidae with Genus Nectamia
(Cardinalfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1829 Nectamia annularis Ringtail cardinalfish Western Indian Ocean 7 SL
1854 Nectamia bandanensis Bigeye cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1825 Nectamia fusca Ghost cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 11.2 TL
2008 Nectamia ignitops Fire-eye cardinalfish Western Pacific 7.9 SL
2008 Nectamia luxuria Multi-barred cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 7.7 SL
1872 Nectamia savayensis Samoan cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 10 SL
2008 Nectamia similis Similar cardinalfish Western Pacific 6.3 SL
2008 Nectamia viria Bracelet cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 7.2 SL
1999 Nectamia zebrinus Western Indian Ocean 7.4 SL



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