Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Apogonichthyoides  
  Apogonichthyoides niger  (Döderlein, 1883) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Apogon niger  details
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
Character: Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 7-8; pectoral-fin rays 15-17. Body black or blackish brown without any spot; gill-rakers fewer than 21; no mark on cheek; three predorsalss; a pair of uroneurals present; body depth high and each fin rounded; caudal fin truncate. 
Habitat: Occurs solitarily around boulders scattered on sandy and muddy bottoms in bays. Breeding occurs from July to September. Males brood eggs in the mouth. Feeds on polychaetes and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Northwest Pacific: Japan, Taiwan, and the South China Sea. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381342
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