Scientific Name
Apogonichthyoides cathetogramma
Apogonichthyoides cathetogramma垂帶似天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Tanaka, 1917) Depth 5 - 20M
Chinese 垂帶似天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 垂帶似天竺鯛 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、大目丁(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Nelson Village, Eilat, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, 20 m 
Synonyms Amia cathetogramma, Apogon cathetogramma, Apogon cathetogrammus, Apogon taeniatus   
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;6. 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.  Tanaka, S. 田中茂穗 1917 Shao, K.T. etc. 1986 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 Mabuchi, K. , T. H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma etc. 2014 
Specimen List ASIZP0054620. ASIZP0054934. ASIZP0055574. ASIZP0058664. ASIZP0060970. ASIZP0061957. ASIZP0066031. ASIZP0066565. ASIZP0066572. ASIZP0069934. ASIZP0070259. ASIZP0070439. ASIZP0079027. ASIZP0079200. ASIZP0079246. ASIZP0079516. ASIZP0080341. ASIZP0700291. ASIZP0700292. ASIZP0800754. ASIZP0801765. ASIZP0801766. ASIZP0802451. ASIZP0803384. ASIZP0900014. ASIZP0900432. ASIZP0910754. ASIZP0911765. ASIZP0911766. ASIZP0912451. ASIZP0913384. ASIZP0916840. FRIP00069. FRIP20035. FRIP21077. MTP0054. NMMBP02984. ...List all 42 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,張家豪,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Twobelt cardinalfish; Doublebar cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14-16; Body with 2 dark pupil-size spots posteriorly; 1 below or just behind second dorsal fin and another on posterior part of caudal peduncle. Body scales and lateral-line scales of similar size; predorsal scales 3 to 8 (rarely 2); scales around caudal peduncle 8 to 20; no large caniniform teeth; teeth in both jaws villiform, in a polyserial band of varying width. Membraneous ventral preopercular flap not extending beyond posterior preopercle edge; inner pelvic-fin ray mostly free from body.
habitats Found sheltered water above sandy bottom. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution West Pacific: Kanagawa Prefecture southward to Ryukyu Islands, East China Sea and the Philippines.  
Utility No commercial value.