- MASDEA (1997).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 2236
Specimens with Sequences: 1893
Specimens with Barcodes: 1833
Species With Barcodes: 212
Public Records: 942
Public Species: 97
Public BINs: 123
Cardinalfishes are a family, Apogonidae, of ray-finned fishes found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans; they are chiefly marine, but some species are found in brackish water and a few (notably Glossamia) are found in fresh water. A handful of species are kept in the aquarium and are popular as small, peaceful, and colourful fish.
They are generally small fish, with most species being less than 10 cm (3.9 in), and are often brightly coloured. They are distinguished by their large mouths, and the division of the dorsal fin into two separate fins. Most species live in tropical or subtropical waters, where they inhabit coral reefs and lagoons.
- Fraser, T.H. (2013): A new genus of cardinalfish (Apogonidae: Percomorpha), redescription of Archamia and resemblances and relationships with Kurtus (Kurtidae: Percomorpha). Zootaxa, 3714 (1): 1–63.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Apogonidae" in FishBase. December 2012 version.
- Johnson, G.D. & Gill, A.C. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 183. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.
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