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

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Cheilodipterus alleni Gon, 1993

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodipterus alleni
[Allen's cardinalfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Cheilodipterus arabicus (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodipterus arabicus
[Tiger cardinal]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18.7 cm SL
Cheilodipterus artus Smith, 1961

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodipterus artus
[Wolf cardinalfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Cheilodipterus intermedius Gon, 1993

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodipterus intermedius
[Intermediate cardinalfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Cheilodipterus isostigmus (Schultz, 1940)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Cheilodipterus isostigmus
[Dog-toothed cardinalfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Cheilodipterus lachneri Klausewitz, 1959

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodipterus lachneri
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Cheilodipterus macrodon (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Wuertz, S.
 
Cheilodipterus macrodon
[Large toothed cardinalfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cheilodipterus nigrotaeniatus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Photo by Photo by Bos, A.R.
 
Cheilodipterus nigrotaeniatus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Cheilodipterus novemstriatus (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Cheilodipterus novemstriatus
[Indian Ocean twospot cardinalfish]
No picture found


 
Cheilodipterus octovittatus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Cheilodipterus parazonatus Gon, 1993

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodipterus parazonatus
[Mimic cardinal]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cheilodipterus persicus Gon, 1993

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Cheilodipterus persicus
[Persian cardinalfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Cheilodipterus pygmaios Gon, 1993

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodipterus pygmaios
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus Cuvier, 1828

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus
[Five-lined cardinalfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Cheilodipterus singapurensis Bleeker, 1860

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilodipterus singapurensis
[Truncate cardinalfish]
No picture found


 
Cheilodipterus subulatus
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Cheilodipterus zonatus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cheilodipterus zonatus
[Yellowbelly cardinalfish]



17 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cheilodipterus alleni Allen's cardinalfish Western Central Pacific 10.4 SL 1993
Cheilodipterus arabicus Tiger cardinal Western Indian Ocean 18 SL 1789
Cheilodipterus artus Wolf cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 18.7 SL 1961
Cheilodipterus intermedius Intermediate cardinalfish Western Pacific 20 SL 1993
Cheilodipterus isostigmus Dog-toothed cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 11 TL 1940
Cheilodipterus lachneri Western Indian Ocean 12 SL 1959
Cheilodipterus macrodon Large toothed cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1802
Cheilodipterus nigrotaeniatus Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1912
Cheilodipterus novemstriatus Indian Ocean twospot cardinalfish Western Indian Ocean 8 TL 1838
Cheilodipterus octovittatus Western Indian Ocean 1828
Cheilodipterus parazonatus Mimic cardinal Western Pacific 6.1 SL 1993
Cheilodipterus persicus Persian cardinalfish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1993
Cheilodipterus pygmaios Western Indian Ocean 5 SL 1993
Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus Five-lined cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1828
Cheilodipterus singapurensis Truncate cardinalfish Western Pacific 18 SL 1860
Cheilodipterus subulatus Western Pacific 1909
Cheilodipterus zonatus Yellowbelly cardinalfish Western Pacific 8 TL 1912



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