Scientific Name
Cheilodipterus macrodon  
Cheilodipterus macrodon巨齒天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1802) Depth 1 - 40M
Chinese 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 巨牙天竺鯛 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、大目丁(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Mauritius or Réunion I. 
Synonyms Apogon macrodon, Apogon melanurus, Centropomus macrodon, Cheilodipterus heptazona, Cheilodipterus lineatus, Cheilodipterus lineatus, Cheilodipterus octovittatus, Chelidopterus macrodon, Cheliodipterus macrodon, Paramia octolineata   
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.  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1802 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 ASIZP0054740. ASIZP0054969. ASIZP0055723. ASIZP0055945. ASIZP0056950. ASIZP0059123. ASIZP0060476. ASIZP0060717. ASIZP0062007. ASIZP0065103. ASIZP0065949. ASIZP0066039. ASIZP0070107. ASIZP0070108. ASIZP0070947. ASIZP0072468. ASIZP0700308. ASIZP0800751. ASIZP0800752. ASIZP0800753. ASIZP0800760. ASIZP0804315. ASIZP0804329. ASIZP0804370. ASIZP0805154. ASIZP0910751. ASIZP0910752. ASIZP0910753. ASIZP0914315. ASIZP0914329. ASIZP0914370. ASIZP0915158. BPBMI23303. FRIP21071. FRIP21326. FRIP22200. NMMBP05485. ...List all 54 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Tiger cardinalfish; Eight-lined cardinalfish; Largetooth cardinalfish; Large-toothed cardinalfish; Large toothed 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; dark longitudinal stripes on body all equal in width; juveniles have a large black spot caudal peduncle, but becoming indistinct in adults; caudal fin forked; upper and lower margins of caudal fin weakly dark.
habitats Common in outer reef slopes in 4-30 m depth; in caves and ledges of clear lagoon and seaward reefs from 0.5 to at least 40 m, generally hovering solitarily in midwater. Adults usually in pairs or small groups comprising several pairs; juveniles solitary. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Pitcairn, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and Rapa. 
Utility No commercial value.