Big-eyed cardinalfish

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Big-eyed cardinalfish
Epigonus lenimen (Big-eyed Cardinalfish).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Epigonidae
Genus: Epigonus
Species: E. lenimen
Binomial name
Epigonus lenimen
(Whitley, 1935)
  • Scepterias lenimen Whitley, 1935

The big-eyed cardinalfish or bigeye cardinalfish (Epigonus lenimen) is a species of deepwater cardinalfish found in the southern Indian Ocean and southwestern Pacific Ocean from south of Madagascar to New Zealand. This fish occurs at depths from 530 to 820 m (1,740 to 2,690 ft). This species can reach 21 centimetres (8.3 in) in total length.[1]


  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Epigonus lenimen" in FishBase. April 2013 version.