Scientific Name
Ostorhinchus fleurieu
Ostorhinchus fleurieu斑柄鸚天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Lacepède, 1802 Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 斑柄鸚天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑柄鸚天竺鯛 
Max Length 12.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Pacific Ocean 
Synonyms Apogon annularis, Apogon annularis roseipinnis, Apogon aureus, Apogon fleurieu, Apogon sp., Centropomus aureus, Ostorhynchus fleurieu   
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.   Lacepede, B. G. E. 1802 Shao, K.T. etc. 1986 Randall, J. E., T. H. Fraser etc. 1990 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 ASIZP0056954. ASIZP0061919. ASIZP0061938. ASIZP0064347. ASIZP0067463. ASIZP0067464. ASIZP0067468. ASIZP0067470. ASIZP0067489. ASIZP0067501. ASIZP0700388. ASIZP0802882. ASIZP0802883. ASIZP0802884. ASIZP0802885. ASIZP0802886. ASIZP0802887. ASIZP0912882. ASIZP0912883. ASIZP0912884. ASIZP0912885. ASIZP0912886. ASIZP0912887.  
Common Name Ringtailed cardinalfish; Bullseye cardinalfish; Cardinalfish; Gold cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 15-16. Juveniles with a peduncular spot, expanding to a broad blackish bar when adults; broad blackish stripe from front of snout to orbit, continuing diffusely behind eye; body without vertical band; maxilla with a narrow blue streak. Preopercular ridge smooth, posterior and most of ventral margins serrate; caudal fin forked; color in life coppery with iridescence.
habitats Common in shallow coastal reefs with moderate currents. Also in tidal channels of estuaries. Adults usually in small schools comprising pairs. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and scattered localities in East Africa, Seychelles, India, Sri Lanka, the Indo-Malayan region, and Hong Kong. 
Utility No commercial value.