Scientific Name
Apogon semiornatus  
Apogon semiornatus半飾天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Peters, 1876 Depth 5 - 30M
Chinese 半飾天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 半飾天竺鯛 
Max Length 7 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Maunitius 
Synonyms Amia diencaea, Amia semiornata, Apogon diencaeus, Apogon warreni   
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. 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.  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 ASIZP0055930. ASIZP0055963. ASIZP0060434. NTOU-AE6178.  
Common Name Oblique-banded cardinalfish; Threeband cardinal; Threeband cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays. In life, body translucent with geryish stripes laterally. Most of these stripes faded except that from eye to pectoral base, and that on caudal peduncle. After death, body become reddish, but those stripes remain blackish grey.
habitats Occurs inshore. Rocky and rubble reef, secretive under pieces or in the back of low caves. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Gulf of Oman south to Natal, South Africa and east to the western Pacific where it ranges from southern Japan to Australia. 
Utility No commercial value.