Scientific Name
Fowleria variegata  
Fowleria variegata雜斑乳突天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1832) Depth 0 - 27M
Chinese 雜斑乳突天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 雜斑乳突天竺鯛 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、大目丁(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Mauritius. 
Synonyms Amia variegata, Apogon variegatus, Apogonichthys polystigma, Apogonichthys variegatus, Fowleria polystigma   
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.  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 ASIZP0060401. ASIZP0070562. ASIZP0070849. ASIZP0072060. ASIZP0072061. ASIZP0072065. ASIZP0072066. ASIZP0072067. ASIZP0072073. ASIZP0072074. ASIZP0072438. ASIZP0072453. ASIZP0072454. ASIZP0072455. ASIZP0072464. ASIZP0072474. ASIZP0072475. ASIZP0074523. ASIZP0804411. ASIZP0805124. ASIZP0805139. ASIZP0805140. ASIZP0805141. ASIZP0805150. ASIZP0805160. ASIZP0805161. ASIZP0914411. ASIZP0915128. ASIZP0915143. ASIZP0915144. ASIZP0915145. ASIZP0915154. ASIZP0915164. ASIZP0915165. ASIZP0916923. FRIP21607. NMMBP02163. ...List all 42 records... 
Barcode2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Variegated 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 light to dark brown, near black with variable black spotting on body and fins, creating variegated pattern on body and irregular stripes in fins. Black operculum spot sometimes rimmed with white; no large canine-like teeth on either jaw; palatine without teeth; lateral line incomplete, reach only 2nd dorsal fin; dorsal, anal, caudal and pelvic fins with several wavy dark lines; caudal fin rounded.
habitats Found in coral reefs and seagrass beds of inner bays and shallow lagoons; also in dead reef and rubble. Nocturnal species. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef; Guam in Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.