Scientific Name
Ostorhinchus taeniophorus
Ostorhinchus taeniophorus褐帶鸚天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Regan, 1908) Depth 0 - 2M
Chinese 褐帶鸚天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 褐帶鸚天竺 
Max Length 11 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、ShaoLiuChew、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Maldives, Indian Ocean. 
Synonyms Amia fasciata stevensi, Apogon novemfasciatus, Apogon robustus, Apogon saipanensis, Apogon taeniophorus, Lovamia saipanensis   
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.   Regan, C. T. 1908 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 ASIZP0056021. ASIZP0060330. ASIZP0061947. ASIZP0062004. ASIZP0063476. ASIZP0069583. ASIZP0074201. ASIZP0078427. ASIZP0807266. ASIZP0917266.  
Barcode2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,90%
Common Name Ninestripe cardinal; Pearly-lined cardinalfish; Pearly-lined cardinal; Reef-flat cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body with 5 horizontal stripes; the first one from top of head to the base of second dorsal fin; the dorsolateral stripe from snout to upper caudal peduncle bending downward to caudal fin; the median lateral stripe from snout caudal peduncle and bending upward to caudal fin. The lowest stripe from the tip of lower jaw, along the ventral flank of body until the anal base of anal, and ended at the base of last soft anal ray. A further short postocular stripe from upper edge of eye to below second dorsal spine in between the dorsolateral and median lateral stripe. Nocaudal spot. Black stripes on the second dorsal and anal fins in parallel with their bases.
habitats Occurs inshore. Found in holes or ledges of outer reef flats in areas exposed to surge, to depths of about 10 m. Nocturnal species. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Sodwana Bay, South Africaand eastward to the Line and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales (Australia) and Rapa; throughout Micronesia.  
Utility No commercial value.