Scientific Name
Siphamia majimai  
Siphamia majimai馬島氏管天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Matsubara & Iwai, 1958 Depth 1 - 10M
Chinese 馬島氏管天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 馬島氏管竺鯛 
Max Length 4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Urasokari, Amami Oshima, Japan, ca. 28°07'N, 129°20'E 
Synonyms Siphamia majimae, Siphamia zaribae   
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  K. Matsubara, D.Sc. etc.  Matsubara, K. etc. 1958 Iwai, T. 1959 Haneda, Y. 1965 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 ASIZP0055132. ASIZP0055920. ASIZP0055937. ASIZP0055939. ASIZP0057514. ASIZP0062011. ASIZP0062012. ASIZP0062134. ASIZP0062223. ASIZP0062381. ASIZP0062599. ASIZP0803330. ASIZP0803331. ASIZP0803332. NMMBP08575. NMMSTP00679. NTOUP200801-058. NTOUP201203-121. RUSI35126. USNM00357890.  
Common Name Cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9-10; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14-15. Body deeper, head large. Mouth subvertical, the maxillary extending to below center of pupil; villiform teeth on jaws, vomer, palatine and pharyngeal bone. First dorsal fin with six spines, second dorsal narrowly separated from the first dorsal. Color when alive uniformly black, fins pinkish except pectoral.
habitats Commensal with sea urchins and crown of thorns starfish. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Japan to northern Australia. 
Utility No commercial value.