Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Ostorhinchus  
  Ostorhinchus taeniophorus  (Regan, 1908) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Amia fasciata stevensiApogon saipanensisLovamia saipanensis  details
Citation:
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, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body with 5 horizontal stripes; the first one from top of head to the base of second dorsal fin; the dorsolateral stripe from snout to upper caudal peduncle bending downward to caudal fin; the median lateral stripe from snout caudal peduncle and bending upward to caudal fin. The lowest stripe from the tip of lower jaw, along the ventral flank of body until the anal base of anal, and ended at the base of last soft anal ray. A further short postocular stripe from upper edge of eye to below second dorsal spine in between the dorsolateral and median lateral stripe. Nocaudal spot. Black stripes on the second dorsal and anal fins in parallel with their bases. 
Habitat: Occurs inshore. Found in holes or ledges of outer reef flats in areas exposed to surge, to depths of about 10 m. Nocturnal species. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Sodwana Bay, South Africaand eastward to the Line and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales (Australia) and Rapa; throughout Micronesia.  
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381355
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