Scientific Name
Ostorhinchus kiensis
Ostorhinchus kiensis中線鸚天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 中線鸚天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 中線鸚天竺鯛 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、大目丁(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kii Is., Japan 
Synonyms Apogon kienesis, Apogon kiensis   
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.   Jordan, D. S. etc. 1901 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 ASIZP0054710. ASIZP0055956. ASIZP0055959. ASIZP0061709. ASIZP0061718. ASIZP0061886. ASIZP0063594. ASIZP0064343. ASIZP0066619. ASIZP0074518. ASIZP0074893. ASIZP0080432. ASIZP0700103. ASIZP0801470. ASIZP0900270. ASIZP0911470. ASIZP0916924.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Rifle cardinal 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body with two horizontal stripes; the median stripe runs from the snout to the caudal fin edge; ; three predorsalss; a pair of uroneurals present; preopercular ridge smooth; caudal fin forked.
habitats Inhabits rocky and coral reefs. Also above sandy and muddy bottoms of bays and inlets. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa; Japan, the China seas, and Philippines; Chesterfield Islands. 
Utility No commercial value.