Scientific Name
Yarica hyalosoma
Yarica hyalosoma扁頭亞氏天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1852) Depth 0 - 2M
Chinese 扁頭亞氏天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 扁頭天竺鯛 
Max Length 17 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 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Ambon, Batavia, Samarang [Semarang]; Bima, Sumbawae; Benculen, Padang, Priaman, Sumatra, Indonesia. 
Synonyms Apogon hyalosoma, Mionorus bombonensis, Mionurus bombonensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);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  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 ASIZP0056949. ASIZP0058201. ASIZP0063573. ASIZP0064822. ASIZP0064905. ASIZP0070382. ASIZP0070454. ASIZP0800242. ASIZP0800326. ASIZP0910242. NMMBP02119. NMMBP02144. NMMBP02274. NMNSF00092. NTUM06328.  
Common Name Humpbacked cardinalfish; Mangrove cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body with a marked concavity at nape; snout slightly shorter than eye; Interorbital space about 3/4 of eye. Mouth oblique, maxillary reaching almost to below hindborder of eye, superamaxilla large. Color in formalin yellowish or brownish; a large black blotch near base caudal right on the last lateral line scales.
habitats Usually found in brackish water or freshwater of river mouths. Nocturnal species. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Asia and Oceania: Japan south to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Recorded from New Caledonia. 
Utility No commercial value.