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Genus Nectamia Jordan, 1917



Fraser (2008) revised the genus, with four new species.The older records of species in the genus need to be reexamined in light of this review. We have given only distributions that are covered in the revision. Specimens in AM have frequently been misidentified.


Excluded Taxa


APOGONIDAE: Nectamia bandanensis (Bleeker, 1854) [records of Nectamia bandanensis from Australia based on misidentifications of other species including, Nectamia savayensis, N. luxuria and N. viria; although currently unknown from Australia, species does occur in Halemida beds in New Guinea and probably occurs in Australia] — Fraser, T.H. 2008. Cardinalfishes of the genus Nectamia (Apogonidae, Perciformes) from the Indo-Pacific region with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 1691: 1-52 [13]




Queensland, Western Australia

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
28-Aug-2021 APOGONIDAE 28-Aug-2021 MODIFIED
23-Feb-2015 APOGONIDAE 28-Aug-2021 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
09-Jan-2014 APOGONIDAE 28-Aug-2021 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Dec-2012 28-Aug-2021 MODIFIED
28-Aug-2021 MODIFIED