Scientific Name
Ostorhinchus cheni
Ostorhinchus cheni陳氏鸚天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Hayashi, 1990) Depth 20 - 100M
Chinese 陳氏鸚天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 陳氏天竺鯛 
Max Length 13 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off north of Iejima I., Okinawa Pref., Japan, 70-100 m 
Synonyms Apogon cheni, Apogon sp. 2   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);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;Fishbase(2006)  Shao, K.T. etc. 1986 Hayashi, M. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Mabuchi, K. , T. H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma etc. 2014 
Specimen List ASIZP0055978Paratype. ASIZP0055988Paratype. ASIZP0061922. FRIP21603. NMMBP03347. NMMBP05818. NMMBP05835. NTMP0302. NTMP1462.  
Common Name Chen's cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Maxillary reaching to below the middle of eye, teeth villiform. Preopercle weakly serrated. First dorsal with seven spines; the first the shortest about one-fourth the length of the second spine which is in turn about one half to one-third the length of the third; the fourth spine the longest but shorter than the sum of snout length and eye diameter. Pectoral fin long extending beyond the origin of anal fin. Body brownish with two horizontal stripes; the first stripe from suprobital to caudal peduncle; the median stripe from snout, to the caudal peduncle; to the caudal peduncle at a short distance before the caudal base; a black spot on the caudal peduncle about the size of pupil.
habitats Occurs in sheltered reef flats, lagoon and seaward reefs. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Japan and Taiwan.  
Utility No commercial value.