Samoan Cardinalfish (species: Nectamia savayensis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Nectamia savayensis
Samoan Cardinalfish

©Anne Hoggett: Nectamia savayensis at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island, at night. Note dark margin on tail lobes, dark bar on tail peduncle is mostly on the upper side, and dark bar under eye.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Apogonidae
Genus Nectamia
Species Nectamia savayensis

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Fraser, T.H. (2008). Cardinalfishes of the genus Nectamia (Apogonidae, Perciformes) from the Indo-Pacific region with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa, 1691: 1-52. LIRS catalog number 90417.

Other references

  • Luehrmann, M. (2018). Colour vision diversity in coral reef fishes: Cardinalfish (Apogonidae). PhD thesis, University of Queensland. LIRS catalog number 2325.
  • Luehrmann, M., F. Cortesi, K.L. Cheney, F. de Busseroles and N.J. Marshall (2020). Microhabitat partitioning correlates with opsin gene expression in coral reef cardinalfishes (Apogonidae). Functional Ecology, 34: 1041-1052. LIRS catalog number 2448.