Scientific Name
Siphamia tubifer
Siphamia tubifer湯加管天竺鯛
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Weber, 1909 Depth 1 - 68M
Chinese 湯加管天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 湯加管天竺鯛 
Max Length 7 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 變色管天竺鯛、大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Masbate, Philippines 
Synonyms Amia versicolor, Apogon tubulatus, Beanea trivittata, Siphamia cuprea, Siphamia ovalis, Siphamia permutata, Siphamia versicolor   
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  Radcliffe, L. 1911 Haneda, Y. 1965 Iwai, T. 1971 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 ASIZP0062138. NMMBP08576.  
Common Name Sea urchin cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 8-9; anal-fin rays II, 8-9; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body silvery with distinct or indistinct longitudinal browen stripes; lateral line complete; palatine teeth absent; silvery or black bioluminous band along ventral side from hyal region to anal fin origin; no black pigments at dorsal base; fins not whitish or transparent; caudal fin slightly emarginate.
habitats A rare species occurring in small groups exclusively among the spines of Diadema setosum in shallow sheltered waters. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Maldives to Mariana Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northwestern Australia; Mariana and eastern Caroline Islands in Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.