Scientific Name
Apogonichthys ocellatus  
Apogonichthys ocellatus眼斑原天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Weber, 1913) Depth 1 - 5M
Chinese 眼斑原天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 眼斑原天竺魚 
Max Length 6 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Sanguisape and Ubian, Sulu Archipelago; Kwandang Bay, n. Sulawesi [Celebes]; Nusa Laut; [Siboga sta. 93, 99, 115, 234] 
Synonyms Apogon ocellatus, Apogonichthys ahimsa   
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. Fraser, T. H. and E. A. Lachner (1986)A revision of the cardinalfish suenera Pristiapogon and Zoramia (genus Apogon) of the Indo-Pacific region (Teleostei: Apogonidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 412: i-iii + 1-47;4. 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 ASIZP0054925. ASIZP0055949. ASIZP0056953. ASIZP0060450. ASIZP0063569. NMMSTP00250. NTOUP200611-806. NTOUP200801-055. NTOUP201003-204. NTUM02869. NTUM02872. NTUM04256. NTUM05005. NTUM05011. NTUM05071. USNM00349422.  
Common Name Ocellated cardinal; Ocellated cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII+I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 15. Brownish with faint dark stripes; oblique brown bar below eye; large ocellated black spot on first dorsal fin. The tube at the anterior nostril long; palatine toothless; supramaxilla present; caudal fin rounded.
habitats Occurs inshore. Found in shallow sheltered lagoons and harbors, hiding among rocks, rubble, or clumps of brown algae. Nocturnal species. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to southern Great Barrier Reef and Rapa; throughout Micronesia.  
Utility No commercial value.