Scientific Name
Nectamia savayensis
Nectamia savayensis薩摩亞聖天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1872) Depth 3 - 25M
Chinese 薩摩亞聖天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 薩瓦耶聖竺鯛 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Savai'i [Savay] I., W. Samoa Is.; Manado, Sulawesi [Celebes], Indonesia 
Synonyms Apogon fuscus, Apogon savayensis, Apogon savyensis, Ostorhinchus savayensis   
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.   Günther, A. 1872 Shao, K.T. etc. 1986 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 Mabuchi, K. , T. H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma etc. 2014 
Specimen List ASIZP0055950. ASIZP0056016. ASIZP0073579. ASIZP0073580. ASIZP0073591. ASIZP0075117. ASIZP0806128. ASIZP0806129. ASIZP0806140. ASIZP0916128. ASIZP0916129. ASIZP0916140. BPBMI23300. RUSI35739. USNM00213155. USNM00213156. USNM00213157.  
Barcode,,CO1,100% ,,CO1,100% ,,CO1,100%
Common Name Samoan cardinalfish; Gray cardinalfish; Ghost cardinal; Ghost cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII+I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13. Body is coppery or silvery with a dark saddle on the upper half of the caudal peduncle; wedge shaped bar below eye; a triangular mark on cheek; gill-rakers 28-30; body without any stripe; caudal fin forked.
habitats Found in protected coastal and seaward reef slopes in oceanic locations, to 15 m depth; secretive and rarely seen during daytime. Feeds on ostracods, amphipods, shrimps, and polychaetes. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Inhaca Island, east to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and Rapa; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.