Scientific Name
Pseudamia gelatinosa  
Pseudamia gelatinosa犬牙擬天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Smith, 1956 Depth 1 - 64M
Chinese 犬牙擬天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 犬牙擬天竺鯛 
Max Length 7.9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、大大目丁(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、PonFu、LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Aldabra Is. 
Synonyms Pseudamia amblyuroptera, Pseudamia amblyuropterus, Pseudamia gelantinosa, Pseudamia polystigma   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);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;Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen and R. C. Steene (1990) Fishes of the  Smith, J. L. B 1955 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 ASIZP0054748. ASIZP0054834. ASIZP0054945. ASIZP0055952. ASIZP0055953. ASIZP0056007. ASIZP0060639. ASIZP0079195. ASIZP0916864. ASIZP0916868. ASIZP0916872. BPBMI23305. BPBMI23306. NMMSTP00408. NTOUP200611-847. NTOUP201203-141. NTOUP201203-202. NTOUP201207-623. RUSI35708. RUSI35749. USNM00268639. USNM00303687.  
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Gelatinous cardinalfish; Jelly cardinal; Jelly cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 8; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 15-17. Body light brown with longitudinal series of small blackish-brown dots, a dark spot of about eye dimeter may present at the upper base of caudal fin. Head light brown with numerous small dark brown spots of variable size, those on operculum about or larger than the spots on body side; flap on anterior nostril darkly pigmented. Second dorsal, anal, and caudal fins dusky to blackish with pale distal margins.
habitats Inhabits protected bays and lagoon reefs. Lives deep in coral thickets, thus is seldom seen by day (mainly nocturnal). Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to French Polynesia, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Sydney Harbor, New South Wales (Australia). Not yet reported from the Persian Gulf, India, Malaysia, Lord Howe Island, Hawaiian Islands, Marquesan Islands, Pitcai 
Utility No commercial value.