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

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Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Siphamia arabica
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Siphamia argentea
[Silver siphonfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL
Siphamia brevilux Gon & Allen, 2012

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Siphamia brevilux
[Shortlight siphonfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Siphamia cephalotes
[Wood's siphonfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.0 cm SL
Siphamia corallicola Allen, 1993

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Siphamia corallicola
[Coral siphonfish]
No picture found


 
Siphamia cuneiceps
[Wedgehead siphonfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL
Siphamia cyanophthalma Gon & Allen, 2012

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Siphamia cyanophthalma
[Blue-eye siphonfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Siphamia elongata Lachner, 1953

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Siphamia elongata
[Elongate siphonfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Siphamia fistulosa (Weber, 1909)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siphamia fistulosa
[Fistulose cardinalfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Siphamia fraseri Gon & Allen, 2012

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Siphamia fraseri
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Siphamia fuscolineata Lachner, 1953

Photo by Photo by Chen, J.-P.
 
Siphamia fuscolineata
[Crown-of-thorns cardinalfish]



Red Sea
Max. Length 1.6 cm SL
Siphamia goreni Gon & Allen, 2012

Photo by Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Siphamia goreni
[]
No picture found


 
Siphamia guttulata
[Speckled siphonfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Siphamia jebbi Allen, 1993

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Siphamia jebbi
[Jebb's siphonfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Siphamia majimai Matsubara & Iwai, 1958

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Siphamia majimai
[Striped siphonfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Siphamia mossambica Smith, 1955

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Siphamia mossambica
[Sea urchin cardinal]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Siphamia papuensis
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Siphamia randalli Gon & Allen, 2012

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Siphamia randalli
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL
Siphamia roseigaster (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Siphamia roseigaster
[Pinkbreast siphonfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 1.9 cm SL
Siphamia senoui Gon & Allen, 2012

Photo by Photo by Senou, H.
 
Siphamia senoui
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Siphamia spinicola Gon & Allen, 2012

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siphamia spinicola
[Reef siphonfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL
Siphamia stenotes Gon & Allen, 2012

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Siphamia stenotes
[Narrow-lined siphonfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Siphamia tubifer Weber, 1909

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siphamia tubifer
[Tubifer cardinalfish]
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Siphamia tubulata
[Siphonfish]



24 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Siphamia arabica Indian Ocean 3.4 SL 2012
Siphamia argentea Silver siphonfish Western Pacific 5 TL 1953
Siphamia brevilux Shortlight siphonfish Western Pacific 2.2 SL 2012
Siphamia cephalotes Wood's siphonfish Eastern Indian Ocean 5 SL 1875
Siphamia corallicola Coral siphonfish Western Central Pacific 3.0 SL 1993
Siphamia cuneiceps Wedgehead siphonfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 1941
Siphamia cyanophthalma Blue-eye siphonfish Indo-West Pacific 2.2 SL 2012
Siphamia elongata Elongate siphonfish Western Pacific 4.5 TL 1953
Siphamia fistulosa Fistulose cardinalfish Pacific Ocean 4 TL 1909
Siphamia fraseri Pacific Ocean 3.8 SL 2012
Siphamia fuscolineata Crown-of-thorns cardinalfish Western Pacific 4 SL 1953
Siphamia goreni Red Sea 1.6 SL 2012
Siphamia guttulata Speckled siphonfish Western Central Pacific 1877
Siphamia jebbi Jebb's siphonfish Indo-Pacific 2.5 SL 1993
Siphamia majimai Striped siphonfish Western Pacific 3.5 SL 1958
Siphamia mossambica Sea urchin cardinal Western Indian Ocean 4 TL 1955
Siphamia papuensis Western Pacific 3 SL 2014
Siphamia randalli Pacific Ocean 2.9 SL 2012
Siphamia roseigaster Pinkbreast siphonfish Southwest Pacific 6.4 TL 1887
Siphamia senoui Pacific Ocean 1.9 SL 2012
Siphamia spinicola Reef siphonfish Western Central Pacific 4 TL 2012
Siphamia stenotes Narrow-lined siphonfish Western Pacific 2.4 SL 2012
Siphamia tubifer Tubifer cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 7 TL 1909
Siphamia tubulata Siphonfish Western Central Pacific 1909



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