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.

Glossamia aprion
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Kurtiformes
Family: Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Glossamia
T. N. Gill, 1863
Type species
Apogon aprion
Richardson, 1842


The 11 recognized species in this genus are:[1]

  • Glossamia abo (Herre, 1935)
  • Glossamia aprion (J. Richardson, 1842) (mouth almighty)
  • Glossamia arguni Hadiaty & G. R. Allen, 2011 [2]
  • Glossamia beauforti (M. C. W. Weber, 1907) (Beaufort's mouth almighty)
  • Glossamia gjellerupi (M. C. W. Weber & de Beaufort, 1929) (Gjellerup's mouth almighty)
  • Glossamia heurni (M. C. W. Weber & de Beaufort, 1929)
  • Glossamia narindica T. R. Roberts, 1978 (slender mouth almighty)
  • Glossamia sandei (M. C. W. Weber, 1907) (Sande's mouth almighty)
  • Glossamia timika G. R. Allen, Hortle & Renyaan, 2000 (Timika mouth almighty)
  • Glossamia trifasciata (M. C. W. Weber], 1913) (three-barred mouth almighty)
  • Glossamia wichmanni (M. C. W. Weber, 1907) (Wichmann's mouth almighty)


  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.

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