Scientific Name
Fowleria marmorata  
Fowleria marmorata顯斑乳突天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Alleyne & Macleay, 1877) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 顯斑乳突天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 顯斑乳突天竺鯛 
Max Length 7.5 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 ShaoLiuChew、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Cape Grenville, Queensland, Australia. 
Synonyms Apogon marmoratus, Apogonichthys marmoratus   
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.  Haynes Giddes Alleyne, M. D., etc. 1877 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 ASIZP0056660. ASIZP0070423. ASIZP0071168. NMMBP03298. NMMBP05480. RUSI35734.  
Common Name Eared cardinalfish; Marbled cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII+I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body reddish brown with about 10 dark bars; no large canine-like teeth on either jaw; palatine without teeth; black ocellus on upper part of opercle; lateral line incomplete, reach only 2nd dorsal fin; fins marbled red; caudal fin rounded.
habitats Nocturnal species. Occurs inshore over rocky bottoms. Also found in outer reefs in mixed rich coral and algae rubble slopes. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Line, Marquesan, and Society islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef; throughout Micronesia.  
Utility No commercial value.