Apogonidae - Cardinalfishes

View images and fact sheets of the apogonid fishes on the site. Fishes in this family have also been called big eyes and gobbleguts.

Ring-tail Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus aureus

Ring-tail Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus aureus
Photographer: Erik Schlögl © Erik Schlögl

Apogon doryssa Night Cardinalfish
Apogonichthyoides atripes Bulls-eye Cardinalfish
Archamia leai Lea's Cardinalfish
Archamia zosterophora Girdled Cardinalfish
Cheilodipterus artus Wolf Cardinalfish
Cheilodipterus macrodon Tiger Cardinalfish
Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus Fiveline Cardinalfish
Epigonus telescopus Black Deepsea Cardinalfish
Gymnapogon urospilotus Spot-tail Cardinalfish
Gymnapogon vanderbilti Tailspot Cardinalfish
Neamia articycla Peeper Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus apogonides Plain Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus aureus Ring-tail Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus capricornis Capricorn Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus compressus Blue-eye Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus doederleini Fourline Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus fasciatus Striped Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus flavus Yellow Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus jenkinsi Spotnape Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus limenus  Sydney Cardinalfish 
Ostorhinchus monospilus Moluccan Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus nigrofasciatus Blackstriped Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus norfolcensis Norfolk Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus rueppellii Western Gobbleguts
Pristiapogon kallopterus Spinyhead Cardinalfish
Pristicon rhodopterus Twobar Cardinalfish
Pterapogon kauderni Banggai Cardinalfish
Rhabdamia gracilis Slender Cardinalfish
Siphamia cephalotes Wood's Siphonfish
Siphamia majimai Striped Siphonfish
Siphamia roseigaster Pinkbreast Siphonfish
Taeniamia fucata Painted Cardinalfish
Vincentia badia Scarlet Cardinalfish
Vincentia conspersa
Southern Cardinalfish
Vincentia novaehollandiae Eastern Gobbleguts
Foa yamba Yamba cardinalfish


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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