Scientific Name
Ostorhinchus aureus
Ostorhinchus aureus環尾鸚天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1802) Depth 10 - 40M
Chinese 環尾鸚天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 環尾鸚天竺鯛 
Max Length 14.5 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、大目丁(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius; Réunion I. 
Synonyms Amia aurea, Amia fleurieu, Apogon annularis, Apogon annularis roseipinnis, Apogon aureus, Apogon fleurieu, Apogon roseipinnis, Centropomus aureus, Gronovichthys aureus, Ostorhynchus fleurieu   
Reference 1.臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);2. Shao, K. T., and J. P. Chen (1986) The New Records of Cardinalfishes from Taiwan, with a Synopsis of the Family Apogonidae. Journ. Taiwan Museum, 39(2):61-104;3. Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen and R. C. Steene (1990) Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. ;4. Randall, J. E. (2005) Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. i-xii + 1-707. ;5. Fraser, T. H. and E. A. Lachner (1985)A revision of the cardinalfish subgenera Pristiapogon and Zoramia (genus Apogon) of the Indo-Pacific region (Teleostei: Apogonidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 412: i-iii + 1-47.   Lacepede, B. G. E. 1802 Shao, K.T. etc. 1986 Randall, J. E., T. H. Fraser etc. 1990 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Mabuchi, K. , T. H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma etc. 2014 
Specimen List ASIZP0054915. ASIZP0055982. ASIZP0061387. ASIZP0062143. ASIZP0065910. ASIZP0066658. ASIZP0071220. ASIZP0071555. ASIZP0800749. ASIZP0801865. ASIZP0910749. ASIZP0911865.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Ringtailed cardinalfish; Ring-tailed cardinalfish; Golden cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13-14. Color in life coppery with iridescence, paler posteriorly; a blackish stripe, bordered by a blue line, running from front of snout through eye and beyond; a narrow blue streak on maxilla. Large and oblique mouth; median predorsal scales 5; preopercular ridge smooth with posterior and most of ventral margin serrate. Black bar encircling caudal peduncle present in both young and adult phases.
habitats Inhabits holes in rocks or under ledges in shallow waters. Known to occur in mixed aggregates with Apogon apogonoides during summer and autumn, but form separate aggregates in winter and spring. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Papua New Guinea, north to Miyakejima, Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia. 
Utility Commercial aquarium species.