Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Fowleria  
  Fowleria punctulata  (Rüppell, 1838) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Apogon punctulatus  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. 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 14. Body reddish brown with 3 to 4 rows of black spots from middle to caudal peduncle; eye yellow; white-rimmed black ocellus on operculum; no large canine-like teeth on either jaw; palatine without teeth; lateral line incomplete, reach only 2nd dorsal fin; fins marbled red; dorsal, anal, caudal and pelvic fins without dark marks; caudal fin rounded.  
Habitat: Found in coastal mud flats and reefs to 10 m depth. Nocturnal species. Very cryptic and rarely seen, even at night. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rapa; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381372
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