Scientific Name
Pseudamia hayashii  
Pseudamia hayashii林氏擬天竺鯛
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Randall, Lachner & Fraser, 1985 Depth 2 - 64M
Chinese 林氏擬天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 林氏擬天竺鯛 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔、圓鱗擬天竺鯛 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Coral reef with caves, w. end of Ngargol I., Palau Is., 6.1-12.2 m. 
Synonyms Pseudamia hayashi, Pseudamia sp., Pseudamiops sp. 1   
Reference Randall, J. E., E.A. Lachner and T.H. Fraser (1985) Revision of the Indo-Pacific apogonid fish genus Pseudamia, with descriptions of three new species.. Indo-Pac. Fish. (6):23 p.;Fishbase(2006)  Randall, J. E., E. A. Lachner etc. 1985 Mabuchi, K. , T. H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma etc. 2014 
Specimen List NMMBP03122.  
Common Name Hayashi's cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 8; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 15-17. Body depth 3.9-4.25 times in standard length; body translucent with a reddish cast, with iridescence particularly on abdomen and operculum predominated by golden hues; caudal fin dusky; 1st and 2nd dorsal and anal fin pale to dusky or blackish, other fins are clear with pink rays; anterior nostril without long flap; caudal fin rounded.
habitats Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs; hides in small caves and under ledges. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Aden to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia. 
Utility No commercial value.