Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Apogonichthyoides  
  Apogonichthyoides timorensis  (Bleeker, 1854) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Apogon darnleyensisApogon fraxineusApogon timorensisApogonichthyoides fraxineusApogonichthys darnleyensis  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. Fraser, T. H. and E. A. Lachner (1986)A revision of the cardinalfish suenera Pristiapogon and Zoramia (genus Apogon) of the Indo-Pacific region (Teleostei: Apogonidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 412: i-iii + 1-47
4. Mabuchi, K. , T. H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma and M. Nishida 2014 (1 Aug.) Revision of the systematics of the cardinalfishes (Percomorpha: Apogonidae) based on molecular analyses and comparative reevaluation of morphological characters. Zootaxa 3846 (no. 2): 151-203.
Character: Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 15-16. Body black or coppery brown; unsignally black bands under each dorsal fin; may have three faint, dusky bars on sides; gill-rakers fewer than 21; no mark on cheek; three predorsalss; a pair of uroneurals present; preopercular ridge weakly serrated; caudal fin forked. 
Habitat: Found in shallow protected coastal reef crests and lagoons, hiding below corals during the day, but also trawled on soft bottom; also under boulders on shallow reef flats. Nocturnal species. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and southern Oman south to Natal, South Africa and east to the western Pacific where it occurs from Japan to northern Australia. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381356
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