Genus Neamia

A genus of cardinalfishes with three species, two of which occur in Australian waters.
. An apogonine with 3 hypurals, 1 and 2 fused, 3 and 4 fused, 5 free, hypurals 3+4 fused to urostylar centrum; 1 pair of reduced or slender uroneurals; 3 epurals; 3 supraneurals; 2 supernumerary dorsal-fi n spines; smooth preopercle edges and ridge, smooth post-temporal; no basisphenoid; a reduced, tiny supramaxilla; no palatine teeth; scales on cheek and opercle cycloid; lateral-line scales extending from post-temporal to base of caudal fin, all ctenoid with simple pores; rounded caudal fin; 9 dorsal-fin spines, 8th spine visible or hidden by skin, dorsal fin deeply notched and considered separate, the 9th spine at beginning of 2nd dorsal fi n; dorsal-fi n rays 9; anal-fi n rays 8; pectoral-fi n rays 13–21; pale stomach, intestine and peritoneum. (Fraser & Allen 2006)
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Fraser, T.H. & Allen, G.R. 2006. A new species of Neamia (Perciformes: Apogonidae) from the West Pacific Ocean. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(1): 1-5