Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Gymnapogon  
  Gymnapogon philippinus  (Herre, 1939) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Henicichthys philippinus  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 VI-I,9 ; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body elongated and naked. Preopercular spine and flap present. Small canine teeth on lower jaw. Lengthy pectoral fin extending beyond the origin of anal fin. Caudal fin deeply forked. Color when alive, body transparent with a black spot on head; all fins pale; lower abdomen below pectoral silvery-white. Body and fins clear without any obvious markings. Head reddish and eyes dark. 
Habitat: Sometimes occurs in schools of Rhabdamia gracilis. Rarely noticed because of small size. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Kapingamarangi and Marshall Islands. Recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381377
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