Scientific Name
Apogon doryssa  
Apogon doryssa長棘天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Seale, 1906) Depth 4 - 25M
Chinese 長棘天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 長棘天竺鯛 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Apia, Upolu I., Western Samoa. 
Synonyms Amia doryssa, Apogon doryssus   
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. Mabuchi, K. , T. H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma and M. Nishida 2014 (1 Aug.) Revision of the systematics of the cardinalfishes (Percomorpha: Apogonidae) based on molecular analyses and comparative reevaluation of morphological characters. Zootaxa 3846 (no. 2): 151-203.  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1906 Shao, K.T. etc. 1986 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 ASIZP0055938. ASIZP0055943. ASIZP0056015. ASIZP0057510. ASIZP0058557. ASIZP0058661. ASIZP0069594. ASIZP0069607. ASIZP0069613. ASIZP0070034. ASIZP0071161. ASIZP0071164. ASIZP0071367. ASIZP0071434. ASIZP0071435. ASIZP0071456. ASIZP0071467. ASIZP0071499. ASIZP0071500. ASIZP0073531. ASIZP0803360. ASIZP0803381. ASIZP0803393. ASIZP0806080. ASIZP0916080. NMMBP03126. NMMBP03299. NMMBP08572. NMMSTP00851. NTOUP200611-837. NTOUP201006-346. NTOUP201203-127. NTOUP201203-209. NTUM05231. RUSI35742.  
Common Name Flame cardinalfish; Longspine cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 12-13. Body brilliant red without any stripe; preopercular ridge weakly serrated; second spine of first dorsal extending beyond the second dorsal origin when depressed; caudal fin forked.
habitats Occurs in sheltered reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs. Usually only found at night to depths of 25 m. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Rodriquez; Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Rapa; the Mariana and Marshall islands in Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.