Phaeoptyx is a genus of cardinalfishes native to the western Atlantic Ocean.

Phaeoptyx conklini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Kurtiformes
Family: Apogonidae
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Phaeoptyx
T. H. Fraser & C. R. Robins, 1970
Type species
Amia conklini
Silvester, 1915


The recognized species in this genus are:[1]

  • Phaeoptyx conklini (Silvester, 1915) (freckled cardinalfish)
  • Phaeoptyx pigmentaria (Poey, 1860) (dusky cardinalfish)
  • Phaeoptyx xenus (J. E. Böhlke & J. E. Randall, 1968) (sponge cardinalfish)


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