Scientific Name
Taeniamia buruensis
Taeniamia buruensis橫帶天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1856) Depth 0 - 6M
Chinese 橫帶天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 橫帶長鰭天竺鯛 
Max Length 7.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World Middle West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Kajeli, Buru I., Moluccas Is., Indonesia 
Synonyms Archamia buruensis   
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 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
Common Name Buru cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 12; pectoral-fin rays 10. Body yellowish brown with three narrow, horizontal stripes; the predorsal line running continuously along dorsal bases; second narrower one from upper surface of snout to the base of last soft dorsal ray; the third broader one running from snout and terminating at the median caudal base as a dark pupil sized dark blotch. All fins pale to whitish. Preopercle with small black spots.
habitats Occurs on shallow inner reefs and mangroves. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates.  
Distribution Western Central Pacific: Indonesia to Papua New Guinea, north to Taiwan; Palau in Micronesia 
Utility No commercial value.