Epigonus (fish)

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Epigonus denticulatus.jpg
Epigiaonus denticulatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Epigonidae
Genus: Epigonus
Rafinesque, 1810
Type species
Epigonus macrophthalmus
Rafinesque, 1810

Epigonus is a genus of fish in the family Epigonidae found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean.[1]


There are currently 37 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Epigonus in FishBase. October 2016 version.
  2. ^ Okamoto, M., Motomura, H. & Asahida, T. (2011): Redescription of a Poorly Known Deepwater Cardinalfish, Epigonus affinis (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Epigonidae), and Comparison with Related Species. Species Diversity, 16 (3-4): 85-92.
  3. ^ a b Okamoto, M. (2016): Validity of Epigonus megalops (Perciformes: Epigonidae), Redescription of E. atherinoides, and First Record of E. draco from the Central South Pacific. Species Diversity, 21 (2): 177-186.
  4. ^ Okamoto, M. & Motomura, H. (2011): Epigonus carbonarius, a new species of deepwater cardinalfish (Perciformes: Epigonidae) from the Marquesas Islands, with a redefinition of the Epigonus oligolepis group. Ichthyological Research, 58 (2): 155–160.
  5. ^ a b Okamoto, M. (2012): Two new species of the genus Epigonus (Perciformes: Epigonidae) from the South Pacific, with a definition of the Epigonus constanciae group. Ichthyological Research, 59 (3): 242–254.
  6. ^ Okamoto, M. & Fukui, A. (2011): Redescription of a rare deepwater cardinalfish, Epigonus ctenolepis Mochizuki and Shirakihara 1983, and comparison with related species (Perciformes: Epigonidae). Ichthyological Research, 58 (4): 388–392.
  7. ^ Okamoto, M. (2015): Epigonus draco, a New Species of Deepwater Cardinalfish (Perciformes: Epigonidae) from the Western Pacific. Species Diversity, 20 (2): 121–127.
  8. ^ Okamoto, M. & Motomura, H. (2012): Epigonus exodon, a new species of deepwater cardinalfish (Teleostei: Perciformes: Epigonidae) from Réunion, western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa, 3453: 84–88.
  9. ^ a b Okamoto, M. (2011): A new species of deepwater cardinalfish, Epigonus mayeri, from the eastern Central Atlantic, and redescription of Epigonus heracleus Parin and Abramov 1986 (Perciformes: Epigonidae). Ichthyological Research, 58 (2): 101–108.
  10. ^ a b Okamoto, M. & Motomura, H. (2013): Two new species of deepwater cardinalfish from the Indo-Pacific, with a definition of the Epigonus pandionis group (Perciformes: Epigonidae). Ichthyological Research, 60 (4): 301–311.
  11. ^ Parin, N.V., Prokofiev, A.M. & Bussarawit, S. (2012): Two new species of the genus Epigonus (Perciformes: Epigonidae) from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Journal of Ichthyology, 52 (3): 239–243.