Scientific Name
Rhabdamia gracilis  
Rhabdamia gracilis箭天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1856) Depth 3 - 13M
Chinese 箭天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 細箭竺鯛 
Max Length 6 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、大目丁(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia. 
Synonyms Apogon gracilis, Apogonichthys gracilis, Rhabadamia gracilis   
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  Bleeker, P. 1856 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 ASIZP0055951. ASIZP0055965. ASIZP0056013. ASIZP0067135. ASIZP0067138. ASIZP0072194. ASIZP0072196. ASIZP0072197. ASIZP0072199. ASIZP0072484. ASIZP0078954. ASIZP0700250. ASIZP0802146. ASIZP0802147. ASIZP0804101. ASIZP0804102. ASIZP0804103. ASIZP0804104. ASIZP0805170. ASIZP0912146. ASIZP0912147. ASIZP0914101. ASIZP0914102. ASIZP0914103. ASIZP0914104. ASIZP0915174. NMMSTP00156.  
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Common Name Slender cardinalfish; Arrow cardinal; Graceful cardinalfish; Luminous cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II,12-13; pectoral-fin rays 12-14. Body when alive generally transparent occasionally with black spot at caudal base or at the tip of upper and lower caudal lobe. Translucent white or pink, silvery on head and abdomen; caudal peduncle sometimes with a posteriorly placed black spot.
habitats Inhabits lagoon and coastal reefs, among coral and rocks. Forms large schools. Feeds during the day in currents above reefs as well as at night. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Marshall Islands and New Guinea, north to Japan, south to northern Australia, including the Arafura Sea 
Utility No commercial value.