Scientific Name
Apogonichthyoides nigripinnis
Apogonichthyoides nigripinnis黑鰭似天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1828) Depth 1 - 50M
Chinese 黑鰭似天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑鰭似天竺魚 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、黑鰭天竺鯛 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Java, Indonesia; Pondicherry, India. 
Synonyms Apogon nigripinnis, Apogon nigripinsis, Apogon thurstoni, Apogonichthyoides uninotatus, Apogonichthys nigripinnis, Apogonichtys nigripinnis   
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 (1986)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.  Cuvier, G. etc. 1828 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 ASIZP0060462. ASIZP0061698. ASIZP0061954. ASIZP0074990. ASIZP0900146. ASIZP0900429.  
Common Name Bullseye cardinalfish; Bullseye cardinal fish; Bullseye 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII+I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 15-16. Dark vertical bar present below each dorsal fin and on caudal base; a fourth bar may be present between the 2nd dorsal and the caudal base; normally with large ocellus above pectoral fins; pelvic fins black, pectoral fins light, other fins dusky to dark in color; caudal fin truncate.
habitats Occurs inshore and in deep offshore reefs. Found among weeds. Nocturnal species. Has been reared in captivity. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific. Red Sea and south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique. Migrated to the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal. Also occurs in the Arafura Sea.  
Utility No commercial value.