Scientific Name
Apogonichthys perdix  
Apogonichthys perdix鳩斑原天竺鯛
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Bleeker, 1854 Depth 1 - 65M
Chinese 鳩斑原天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鳩斑原天竺魚 
Max Length 5 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 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Larantuka, Flores I., Lesser Sunda Is., Indonesia 
Synonyms Apogon perdix, Apogonichthys waikiki, Mionurus waikiki   
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.  Dr. P. Bleeker 1854 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 NTOUP201203-083. NTOUP201203-089. RUSI35089.  
Common Name Perdix cardinalfish; Waikiki cardinalfish; Speckled cardinal 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13-14. Body brown with irregular dark spots and streaks; dark radial bars around eye; a significant small white spot centrally at base of caudal fin; posterior margin of preopercle smooth; no black ocellus on 1st dorsal fin; 1st dorsal spine minute; caudal fin rounded.
habitats Nocturnal species. Occurs inshore. Found among rubble of reef flats and 'dead' reefs Secretive. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Inhambane and east to the Hawaiian Islands and Rapa, north to southern Japan; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.