Apogonidae

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Noun1.Apogonidae - bright-colored marine fishes that incubate eggs in the mouthApogonidae - bright-colored marine fishes that incubate eggs in the mouth
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
cardinalfish - small red fishes of coral reefs and inshore tropical waters
Apogon, genus Apogon - type genus of the Apogonidae
Astropogon, genus Astropogon - a genus of fish of the family Apogonidae
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Seagrass beds, for instance, are a great place to examine sea horses as they inhale tiny crustaceans through their long snouts and to observe a diversity of cardinalfishes, so called because their reddish hues are reminiscent of the hats worn by the princes of the Catholic Church.
These fish were observed during a very strong El Nino and were part of a wave of tropical reef fish species (including cardinalfishes and damselfishes) that were observed in southern California during 2015.