Scientific Name
Myripristis formosa  
Myripristis formosa臺灣鋸鱗魚
by: ©National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Author Randall & Greenfield, 1996 Depth 15 - 30M
Chinese 臺灣鋸鱗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金鱗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F282 Holocentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣鋸鱗魚 
Max Length 15.5 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 臺灣松毬、厚殼仔、金鱗甲、鐵甲、鐵甲兵、瀾公妾、鐵線婆、大目仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tashi [Daxi], 24°41'N, 121°45'E, northeastern coast of Taiwan (from fisherman) 
Synonyms Myripristis seychellensis   
Reference Randall, J.E. and D. W. Greenfield, 1996. Revision of the Indo-Pacific holocentrid fishes of the genus Myripristis, with descriptions of three new species.. Indo-Pacific Fishes (25):61 p  Randall, J. E. etc. 1996 
Specimen List ASIZP0056565Holotype. BPBMI37103Paratype. NMMBP08528. NMMBP08553.  
Common Name Squirrelfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 14 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 12 soft rays. Big eye, body covered with reddish color, each fin with white in the edge. Taiwan endemic species.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment; depth range 15 - 30 m. Attains maximum size 15.5 cm SL. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species.