Scientific Name
Pseudamiops gracilicauda  
Pseudamiops gracilicauda准天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lachner, 1953) Depth 5 - 30M
Chinese 准天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 准天竺鯛 
Max Length 5 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、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Bikini Atoll, Marshall Is. 
Synonyms Gymnapogon gracilicauda, Pseudamiops gracillicauda   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);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;Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen and R. C. Steene (1990) Fishes of the  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 ASIZP0055968. ASIZP0056005. ASIZP0058590. ASIZP0070438. ASIZP0074850.  
Common Name Graceful-tailed 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 elongated and covered with deciduous cycloid scales, head naked except operculum. Maxillary long, extending beyond the posterior margin of eye. Eye small, shorter than snout length. Body colorless, fins hyaline.
habitats Nocturnal species. Found in caves and among corals of lagoon and seaward reefs. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Chagos Islands to the Hawaiian Islands, north to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands, south to Rapa; Mariana and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.