Scientific Name
Fowleria vaiulae  
Fowleria vaiulae維拉乳突天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Seale, 1906) Depth 3 - 25M
Chinese 維拉乳突天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 維拉乳突天竺鯛 
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、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Apia, Upolu I., Western Samoa 
Synonyms Foa abocellata, Foa vaiulae, Fowleria abocellata, Fowleria vaiuli   
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.  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1906 Goren, M. etc. 1983 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 ASIZP0056553. ASIZP0056661. ASIZP0062010. ASIZP0074357. ASIZP0074379. NTOUP200712-136.  
Common Name Dwarf cardinalfish; Mottled cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VIII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 12-13. Body brown with 6 to 8 pale bars and 3 to 4 dark bands radiating from the eye; no large canine-like teeth on either jaw; palatine with teeth; no black ocellus on upper part of opercle; lateral line incomplete, reach only 2nd dorsal fin; fins marbled red; caudal fin rounded.
habitats Occurs inshore in reef areas among Acropora corals. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, Mauritius and Rodriguez to the Line Islands and Tonga, north to the Philippines, south to northern Australia, New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands. 
Utility No commercial value.