Scientific Name
Cheilodipterus artus  
Cheilodipterus artus縱帶巨齒天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Smith, 1961 Depth 3 - 20M
Chinese 縱帶巨齒天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 縱帶巨牙天竺鯛 
Max Length 18.7 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、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mahé, Seychelles. 
Synonyms Cheilodipterus lachneri australis, Cheilodipterus lineatus, Cheilodipterus lineatus, Cheilodipterus macrodon   
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.  Smith, J. L. B. 1961 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 ASIZP0062008. ASIZP0062009. BPBMI31968. FRIP20066.  
Common Name Wolf cardinal; Wolf cardinalfish; Lined cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13. Large canine-like teeth on both jaws; posterior margin of preopercle serrated; body with 8 longitudinal narrow dark brown stripes; lateral-line scale with 1 pore; broad and narrow dark longitudinal stripes alternately arranged on body; juveniles have a pupil-sized black spot surrounded by a large gold blotch on the caudal peduncle, but becoming indistinct in adults; caudal fin forked; upper and lower margins of caudal fin very dark.
habitats Occurs in sheltered bays and lagoon patch reefs from 5 to at least 20 m, forming small, loose aggregates in caves or just above branches of certain corals. Feeds on small fishes. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef; and Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.