Apogonidae

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Apogonidae

[‚ap·ə′gän·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The cardinal fishes, a family of tropical marine fishes in the order Perciformes; males incubate eggs in the mouth.
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Cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) of Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, with descriptions of three new species.
Overall, twelve families were restricted to seagrass habitats: phycid hakes (Phycidae), toadfishes (Batrachiodidae), batfishes (Ogcocephalidae), flyingfishes (Exocoetidae), cardinalfishes (Apogonidae), barracudas (Sphyraenidae), wrasses (Labridae), combtooth blennies (Blenniidae), mackerels (Scombridae), triggerfishes (Balistidae), boxfishes (Ostraciidae), and porcupinefishes (Diodontidae; Table 1).