Scientific Name
Hime formosanus
Hime formosanus臺灣姬魚
by: Tsung-Han Wu
Author (Lee & Chao, 1994) Depth 100 - 200M
Chinese 臺灣姬魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 仙女魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F185 Aulopidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣姬魚 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 仙女魚、狗母、汕狗母 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kaohsiung, Taiwan 
Reference A new aulopid species, Aulopus formosanus (Aulopiformes: Aulopodidae) from Taiwan. Zool. Stud. 33(3): 211-216(Lee et Chao, 1994);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Thompson, B.A. 1998 Redescription of Aulopus bajacali Parin & Kotlyar, 1984, comments on its relationships and new distribution records. Ichthyol. Res. 45(1):43-51.   Lee, S.-C. etc. 1994 Lee, S.-C. etc. 1994 Bruce A. Thompson 1998 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Formosan aulopus 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately slender, subcylindrical anteriorly to moderately compressed posteriorly, moderately elongate. Lateral line present, with 39-46 scales. Total gill rakers 14-17. Dorsal fin moderate to long based and high, with 16 rays; and second dorsal ray of males prolonged into a filament. Pyloric caeca absent. Pinkish red with irregularly scattered black spots on back and two rows of violet red spots on lateral side. Dorsal fin with yellowish spots in males and reddish spots in females. Anal fin with a median yellowish stripe in males only.
habitats Benthic fishes from inshore to outer shelf and upper slope from 100 to 200m depth. Feed as probable carnivores. 
Distribution Taiwan and southern Japan. It found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial importance.