Cercamia is a genus of fishes in the family Apogonidae, the cardinalfishes. They are native to the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Cercamia eremia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Kurtiformes
Family: Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Cercamia
J. E. Randall & C. L. Smith, 1988
Type species
Cercamia cladara
Randall & Smith 1988[1]


The recognized species in this genus are:[2]

  • Cercamia cladara J. E. Randall & C. L. Smith, 1988
  • Cercamia eremia (G. R. Allen, 1987) (glassy cardinalfish)
  • Cercamia melanogaster G. R. Allen, Erdmann & Mahardini, 2015 (blackbelly cardinalfish) [3]


  1. Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Cercamia". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  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.
  3. Allen, G.R.; Erdmann, M.V. & Mahardini, A. (2015). "Cercamia melanogaster, a new species of cardinalfish (Apogonidae) from West Papua, Indonesia" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. 14: 57–65.

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