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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Cercamia
J. E. Randall & C. L. Smith, 1988

Cercamia is a genus of fish in the family Apogonidae, the cardinalfishes. They are native to the Pacific and Indian Oceans.


There are currently 3 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Mabuchi, K., Fraser, T.H., Song, H., Azuma, Y. & Nishida, M. (2014): Revision of the systematics of the cardinalfishes (Percomorpha: Apogonidae) based on molecular analyses and comparative reevaluation of morphological characters. Zootaxa, 3846 (2): 151–203.
  2. ^ Allen, G.R.; Erdmann, M.V. & Mahardini, A. (2015). "Cercamia melanogaster, a new species of cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from West Papua, Indonesia" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. 14: 57–65.