Scientific Name
Gymnapogon philippinus  
Gymnapogon philippinus菲律賓裸天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Herre, 1939) Depth 0 - 5M
Chinese 菲律賓裸天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 菲律賓裸天竺鯛 
Max Length 3.7 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tidepool at Nasugbu, Batangas Prov., Luzon I., Philippines 
Synonyms Henicichthys philippinus   
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.  Herre, A. W. C. T. 1939 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 ASIZP0055966.  
Common Name Philippine cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I,9 ; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body elongated and naked. Preopercular spine and flap present. Small canine teeth on lower jaw. Lengthy pectoral fin extending beyond the origin of anal fin. Caudal fin deeply forked. Color when alive, body transparent with a black spot on head; all fins pale; lower abdomen below pectoral silvery-white. Body and fins clear without any obvious markings. Head reddish and eyes dark.
habitats Sometimes occurs in schools of Rhabdamia gracilis. Rarely noticed because of small size. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Kapingamarangi and Marshall Islands. Recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands 
Utility No commercial value.