Genus Nectamia

A small cardinalfish genus with 13 pectoral-fin rays, eight anal-fin rays, high first arch total gill-raker counts (24–31), developed gill rakers on second arch, black stomach and intestine, three supraneurals, two supernumerary spines on the first dorsal pterygiophore, eight visible dorsal spines, a pair of slender uroneurals, three epurals, five free hypurals, forked caudal fin, all scales ctenoid and a relatively simple pored scale architecture on the lateral-line scales (Fraser 2008).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Nectamia in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jun 2024,


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. Abstract