Taiwan Fish Database
Scientific Name
Lutjanus fulviflamma  
Pronounce  
Lutjanus fulviflamma火斑笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 3 - 35M
Chinese 火斑笛鯛 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 金焰笛鯛 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅雞仔、赤筆仔、黑點(臺東)、烏點仔(澎湖)、海雞母(澎湖)、紅花仔(澎湖)、黃記仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Coastal、Lagoon 
Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Centropomus hober, Lutianus fulviflamma, Lutjanus fulviflama, Lutjanus fulviflammus, Lutjanus unimaculatus, Mesoprion aureovittatus, Mesoprion aurolineatus, Mesoprion terubuan, Sciaena fulviflamma   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  Forsskål, P. 1775 朱元鼎 編 1984 朱元鼎 編 1985 Iwatasuki, Y. etc. 1991 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055684. ASIZP0058379. ASIZP0058446. ASIZP0064933. ASIZP0064954. ASIZP0064969. ASIZP0071391. ASIZP0071402. ASIZP0073091. ASIZP0074043. ASIZP0074846. ASIZP0074989. ASIZP0079404. ASIZP0700199. ASIZP0800186. ASIZP0800187. ASIZP0800188. ASIZP0802500. ASIZP0910186. ASIZP0910187. ASIZP0910188. ASIZP0912500. ASIZP0916889. FRIP20148. FRIP21037. FRIP21211. NMMBP00622. NMMBP00948. NMMBP01883. NMMBP04385. NMMBP04387. NMMBP08502. NMMSTP00399. NMNSF00366. NTMP0470. NTMP1281. NTOUP200611-841. ...List all 44 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Snapper; Blackspot snapper; Blackspot seaperch; Dory snapper; Black-spot snapper; Malabar thyrssa; Longspot snapper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep to somewhat slender. Dorsal profile of head moderately sloped; preorbital bone about equal in width to eye diameter or slightly less; preopercular notch and kob poorly developed; vomerine tooth patch triangular, with a medial posterior extension or diamond-shaped; tongue with a patch of granular teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 9 to 12, total rakers on first gill arch 16 to 19. Dorsal fin with X spines and 12 to 14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins rounded to somewhat angular; pectoral fins with 15 to 17 rays; caudal fin truncate or slightly emarginate. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Colour: back and upper sides brown; lower sides whitish or light brown; whitish to yellow on belly; a series of 6 or 7 yellow stripes on sides; a prominent black spot at level of lateral line below base of anterior part of soft portion of dorsal fin; fins yellowish.
habitats Inhabits coral reefs. Juveniles sometimes found in mangrove estuaries or in the lower reaches of freshwater streams. Adults usually school on coastal reefs and in deep lagoons. Feeds mainly on fishes, shrimps, crabs and other crustaceans. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from Samoa to East Africa, and from Australia northward to the Ryukyu Islands. Widely distributed in coastal waters of Taiwan. 
Utility Marketed fresh.