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Sphaeramia nematoptera (Bleeker, 1856)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Sphaeramia  
  Sphaeramia nematoptera    (Bleeker, 1856) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Apogon nematopterus   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 VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 9; pectoral-fin rays 13. Eyes red; head yellow; broad dark band on middle of body, almost equal in width to eye; 1st dorsal and pelvic fins yellow; many small reddish-scarlet spots on posterior half of body; body high and compressed; the second caudal rays unsegmented, simple or with a minor branch at distal tip. 
Habitat: Forms aggregations among the branches of Porites nigrescens and P. cylindrica in sheltered bays and lagoons. Disperses at night to feed close to the bottom. Has been reared in captivity. Popular aquarium fish. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Ryukyu Islands to Java and New Guinea; Belau to Pohnpei in Micronesia. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381387
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