Scientific Name
Ostorhinchus apogonoides
Ostorhinchus apogonoides短齒鸚天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1856) Depth 3 - 60M
Chinese 短齒鸚天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 短牙鸚竺鯛 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、短齒天竺鯛 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Manado, Sulawesi [Celebes], Indonesia. 
Synonyms Apogon apogonides, Apogon apogonoides, Apogon enigmaticus, Apogon monochrous, Apogonichthyoides enigmaticus, Cheilodipterus apogonides, Cheilodipterus apogonoides, Cheilodipterus apogonoïdes, Ostorhinchus apogonides, Ostorhynchus apogonides   
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. Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen and R. C. Steene (1990) Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. ;4. Randall, J. E. (2005) Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. i-xii + 1-707. ;5. Fraser, T. H. and E. A. Lachner (1985)A revision of the cardinalfish subgenera Pristiapogon and Zoramia (genus Apogon) of the Indo-Pacific region (Teleostei: Apogonidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 412: i-iii + 1-47.   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 ASIZP0054917. ASIZP0055975. ASIZP0055981. ASIZP0061931. ASIZP0061945. ASIZP0062148. ASIZP0802588. ASIZP0802589. NTOUP201207-639.  
Common Name Short-tooth cardinal; Diamond cardinal; Goldbelly cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Maxilla extends to below or slightly beyond the middle of eye. Upper jaw, with a rows of villiform teeth, the outermost row being larger; an irregular band larger caniniform teeth at anterior half of the jaw.
habitats Inhabits rocky cliffs. Also in sheltered coastal to outer reefs from shallow flats to over 50 m depth. Usually in pairs, small aggregations, or occasionally schooling. Occurrence is rather rare. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Philippines, north to Miyakejima, Japan and Taiwan, south to northern Australia. 
Utility No commercial value.