Scientific Name
Ostorhinchus semilineatus
Ostorhinchus semilineatus半線鸚天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) Depth 3 - 100M
Chinese 半線鸚天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 半線天竺鯛 
Max Length 12 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 West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Apogon semilineatus   
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 Suzuki, K. 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 ASIZP0055932. ASIZP0055933. ASIZP0056952. ASIZP0060405. ASIZP0060952. ASIZP0061186. ASIZP0061204. ASIZP0061879. ASIZP0062603. ASIZP0062604. ASIZP0063634. ASIZP0068249. ASIZP0071556. ASIZP0080092. ASIZP0700083. ASIZP0804010. ASIZP0900263. ASIZP0901243. ASIZP0914010. CAS34222. FRIP00067. FRIP21048. NMMBP05469. NMMBP06198. NMMBP08840. NMMSTP00337. NMNSF00223. NTUM02840. NTUM05006. NTUM05007. NTUM05008. NTUM05048. NTUM05049. NTUM07932. NTUM08542. ROM72019. RUSI38437. ...List all 37 records... 
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Half-lined cardinal; Half-striped cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 8; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 12-13. Body light gray with redish; upper jaw tips of breeding pair protrude; three predorsalss; a pair of uroneurals present; body with two horizontal stripes on body side; the median stripe short; ending before caudal base; caudal fin forked.
habitats May enter semi-enclosed sea areas; forms schools over rocky bottoms. Nocturnal species. Breeding pairs are found from July to September in Japan. Mouth brooding is done by the male. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Western Pacific: central Honshu, Japan to Taiwan and the Philippines. Also occurs in Indonesia and northwestern Australia, a new record for the northeastern Indian Ocean  
Utility No commercial value.