Scientific Name
Liopropoma aragai  
Pronounce  
Liopropoma aragai荒賀氏長鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Randall & Taylor, 1988 Depth 50 - 100M
Chinese 荒賀氏長鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 荒賀長鱸 
Max Length 13.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鱠仔 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ryukyu Is. 
Synonyms Liopropoma lunulatum, Pikea lunulata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Randall, J. E. etc. 1988 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056030. ASIZP0056826. ASIZP0058439. FRIP00759.  
Common Name Basslet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dosal rays VIII,12; anal rays III, 8; pectoral rays 15; lateral-line scales 48; scales above lateral line to origin of dosal fin 6; scales below lateral line to origin of anal fin 23; circumpeduncular scaled 42; Total gill raleves of first gill arch 6 + 14. Total firct gill arch. Light red on back when fresh, the scales with yellow centers, shading to whitish in abdomen; a yellow stripe from front to upper lip through eye, across upper operculum, and continuing broadly and diffusely onto anterior part of body.
habitats Known from single specimen from Okinawa Island. This species is closely related to lunulatum. Masuda et al. thought it was a color variant of Lunulatum. It appears, however, to be distinct in its hogher spinous dorsal fin, more compressed body, narrower b 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan. 
Utility not commercial species, edible.