Scientific Name
Jaydia truncata
Jaydia truncata截尾銀口天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker 1854) Depth 18 - 106M
Chinese 截尾銀口天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 截尾銀口天竺鯛 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、大目丁 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Madras, India 
Synonyms Apogon ellioti, Apogonichthys ellioti, Apogonichtyes ellioti   
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. Fraser, T. H. and E. A. Lachner (1988)A revision of the cardinalfish suenera Pristiapogon and Zoramia (genus Apogon) of the Indo-Pacific region (Teleostei: Apogonidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 412: i-iii + 1-47;4. 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.  Iwai, T. etc. 1958 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 ASIZP0054781. ASIZP0055647. ASIZP0055941. ASIZP0056948. ASIZP0061711. ASIZP0062166. ASIZP0064665. ASIZP0064698. ASIZP0064731. ASIZP0070436. ASIZP0070541. ASIZP0080426. ASIZP0800420. ASIZP0800421. ASIZP0800422. ASIZP0900310. ASIZP0910420. ASIZP0910421. ASIZP0910422. FRIP00071. NMMBP02862. NMMBP03182. NMMBP03571. NMMBP03607. NMMBP03625. NMMBP03639. NMMBP04901. NMMBP04902. NMMBP04903. NMMBP04904. NMMSTP01560. NMNSF00458. NMNSF00461. NMNSF00518. NMNSF00847. NTMP0488. NTUM00761. ...List all 47 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-30,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Flag-in cardinalfish; Flagfinned cardinalfish; Flag-in cardinal-fish; Elliot's cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 16-17. Body silver grey without any vertical band; preopercular ridge weakly serrated; preopercular margin with black spot; upprr helf of first dorsal fin black; caudal fin rounded.
habitats Normally found in sandy to muddy bottoms. Has luminous organs on the thorax and abdomen which contain luciferin obtained from Cypridina plankton. Nocturnal species. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the southern Marshall Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Arafura Sea and northwestern Australia.  
Utility No commercial value.