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Glossamia aprion
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Glossamia
T. N. Gill, 1863

Glossamia is a genus of freshwater fish in the family Apogonidae. The majority of the species are endemic to New Guinea, but G. aprion is also found in Australia.


There are currently 11 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. ^ Hadiaty, R.K. & Allen, G.R. (2011): Glossamia arguni, a new species of freshwater cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from West Papua Province, Indonesia. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 17 (3): 173-180.