Scientific Name
Sphaeramia nematoptera  
Sphaeramia nematoptera絲鰭圓天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1856) Depth 1 - 14M
Chinese 絲鰭圓天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 絲鰭圓竺鯛 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 大面側仔、大目側仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Manado, Sulawesi [Celebes], Indonesia. 
Synonyms Apogon nematopterus   
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 ASIZP0055947. ASIZP0059915. ASIZP0072458. ASIZP0072459. ASIZP0072460. ASIZP0072461. ASIZP0072483. ASIZP0805144. ASIZP0805145. ASIZP0805146. ASIZP0805147. ASIZP0805169. ASIZP0915148. ASIZP0915149. ASIZP0915150. ASIZP0915151. ASIZP0915173. NTUM05075. NTUM05100.  
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Common Name Polkadot cardinal fish; Pajama cardinalfish; Coral cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 9; pectoral-fin rays 13. Eyes red; head yellow; broad dark band on middle of body, almost equal in width to eye; 1st dorsal and pelvic fins yellow; many small reddish-scarlet spots on posterior half of body; body high and compressed; the second caudal rays unsegmented, simple or with a minor branch at distal tip.
habitats Forms aggregations among the branches of Porites nigrescens and P. cylindrica in sheltered bays and lagoons. Disperses at night to feed close to the bottom. Has been reared in captivity. Popular aquarium fish. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands to Java and New Guinea; Belau to Pohnpei in Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.