Scientific Name
Apogon unicolor  
Apogon unicolor單色天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Steindachner & Döderlein, 1883 Depth 10 - 35M
Chinese 單色天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 單色天竺鯛 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、大目丁(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
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.  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 ASIZP0055985. ASIZP0056009. ASIZP0061929. ASIZP0070557. ASIZP0079325. NMMSTP00919. NTUM02429. NTUM02880. NTUM02882. NTUM05233. NTUM07931. USNM00213267. USNM00213268. USNM00268283. USNM00268286. USNM00268287. USNM00268288.  
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14-15. Body light-yellow and anterior margin of scales dark. Body without any vertical stripe; a pair of uroneurals present; preopercular ridge strongly serrated; supramaxilla absent; no canine-like teeth; caudal fin forked.
habitats Inhabits inshore coral reefs. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan, and Papua New Guinea. 
Utility No commercial value.