Samoan Cardinalfish (species: Foa fo) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Foa fo
Samoan Cardinalfish

©Anne Hoggett: Foa fo about 3 cm long near Pidgin Point, Lizard Island. Away from base of reef in clump of fibrous algae, about 20 metres depth. Note characteristic white patches at anterior ends of dorsal and ventral fins.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Apogonidae
Genus Foa
Species Foa fo



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 3.5 cm (length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Leis, J.M. (1986). Vertical and horizontal distribution of fish larvae near coral reefs at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Marine Biology, 90: 505-516. LIRS catalog number 194.