Amioides polyacanthus is a species of fish in the family Apogonidae, the cardinalfishes. It is endemic to the marine waters around the Philippines where it is found down to a depth of 80 m (260 ft). This species grows to a total length of 22 cm (8.7 in).[1] This species is the only known member of its genus.[2]

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Kurtiformes
Family: Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Amioides
H. M. Smith & Radcliffe, 1912
A. polyacanthus
Binomial name
Amioides polyacanthus
(Vaillant, 1877)

Amioides grossidens Smith & Radcliffe, 1912


  1. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Amioides polyacanthus" in FishBase. August 2015 version.
  2. 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.

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