Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Ostorhinchus  
  Ostorhinchus notatus  (Houttuyn, 1782) 
Provider: TaiCOL 
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Synonyms:Sparus notatus  details
Citation:
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
Character: Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 15. Most of body brown, paler and tinged silvery ventro-laterally; body without any stipes; a dark bar along the side of snout; black spots smaller than pupil on each side of occiput; black pupil-sized at median caudal base. All fins pale to whitish, except the black frontal vertical band on spinus dorsal and the black basal band on soft dorsal. 
Habitat: Occurs in groups around coral bommies. In Japan, the breeding season is from June to September. Breeding pairs set up territory. Mouth brooding is done by the male. Nocturnal species. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Japan south to the Coral Sea. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381346
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