Scientific Name
Verulux cypselurus
Verulux cypselurus燕尾矛天竺鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Weber, 1909) Depth 3 - 13M
Chinese 燕尾矛天竺鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 天竺鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F352 Apogonidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 燕尾箭竺鯛 
Max Length 6 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 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Kawa, w. Ceram, Indonesia 
Synonyms Rhabdamia cypselura, Rhabdamia cypselurus   
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
Common Name Cardinalfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 9; pectoral-fin rays 14-15. Body generally transparent with some black pigments from snout to opercle; upper and lower margins of caudal fin black; caudal fin forked.
habitats Forms large shoals among rocks or above corals of lagoon patch reefs. Often schools with R. gracilis. Spreads out at night, floating mid-water to catch plankton. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Marshall Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Guinea; Belau east to the Marshall Islands and Kapingamarangi in Micronesia. 
Utility No commercial value.