Scientific Name
Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia
Ostorhinchus chrysotaenia黃體鸚天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1851) Depth 5 - 40M
Chinese 黃體鸚天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃體鸚天竺鯛 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Jakarta [Batavia], Java, Indonesia. 
Synonyms Apogon chrysotaenia   
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.   Bleeker, P. 1851 Shao, K.T. etc. 1986 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Mabuchi, K. , T. H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma etc. 2014 
Specimen List ASIZP0073589. ASIZP0806138. ASIZP0916138.  
Common Name Many-lined cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 9; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body reddish brown above and slightly paler below with about 12-15 dark lateral stripes of which the median line running continuously to the caudal base. Additional 4-5 alterated longitudinal grey or white lines on head, at least two of them passing through the eye. Median caudal base with an obscure pupilsized spot. Distal end of fins orangish and the basal part hyaline. After death, body color becomes generally yellowish brown, paler ventrally and the longitudinal lines become more obscure and the lines on head become whitish.
habitats Inhabits inshore reefs, crevices of reef flats and coral slopes. Nocturnal species. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia south to northwestern Australia; reported from New Zealand  
Utility No commercial value.