Scientific Name
Ostorhinchus notatus
Ostorhinchus notatus黑點鸚天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Houttuyn, 1782) Depth 10 - 30M
Chinese 黑點鸚天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑點天竺鯛 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、目達仔、大目丁(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Apogon notatus, Sparus notatus   
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;Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen and R. C. Steene (1990) Fishes of the  Shao, K.T. etc. 1986 Ueno, S. etc. 1987 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 ASIZP0055205. ASIZP0055974. ASIZP0056018. ASIZP0058658. ASIZP0070039. ASIZP0700285. ASIZP0804109. ASIZP0914109. BPBMI23441. NMMSTP00383. USNM00212304. USNM00212305.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Spotnape cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 15. Most of body brown, paler and tinged silvery ventro-laterally; body without any stipes; a dark bar along the side of snout; black spots smaller than pupil on each side of occiput; black pupil-sized at median caudal base. All fins pale to whitish, except the black frontal vertical band on spinus dorsal and the black basal band on soft dorsal.
habitats Occurs in groups around coral bommies. In Japan, the breeding season is from June to September. Breeding pairs set up territory. Mouth brooding is done by the male. Nocturnal species. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Japan south to the Coral Sea. 
Utility No commercial value.