Scientific Name
Pristiapogon fraenatus
Pristiapogon fraenatus棘眼鋸天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Valenciennes, 1832 Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 棘眼鋸天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 棘眼鋸天竺鯛 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality New Guinea 
Synonyms Amia frenata, Apogon fraenatus, Apogon frenatus, Apogon vittiger, Pristiapogon frenatus   
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.   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 ASIZP0055970. ASIZP0056955. ASIZP0056956. ASIZP0058784. ASIZP0062146. ASIZP0064341. ASIZP0070989. ASIZP0071156. ASIZP0073578. ASIZP0074999. ASIZP0700304. ASIZP0806127. ASIZP0916127. BPBMI23389. FRIP00063. NMMBP02500. NMMBP05667. NMMSTP00110. NTUM07116.  
Common Name Spiny-eyed cardinalfish; Spurcheek cardinal; Spur-cheek cardinalfish; Spurcheek cardinalfish; Bridled cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14-15. A black horizontal stripe across from tip of snout to the caudal base; ovoid spot in the middle of caudal peduncle right on the last lateral line scale behind longitudinal stripe; soft dorsal and anal with a faint narrow band in parallel with the bases; other fins transparent; caudal fin forked.
habitats Found in relatively clear waters on reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of at least 25 m. Cryptic under ledges by day, singly or in small groups. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa and eastward to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New South Wales, Australia; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.