Scientific Name
Myripristis violacea  
Myripristis violacea紫鋸鱗魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1851 Depth 4 - 25M
Chinese 紫鋸鱗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金鱗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F282 Holocentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 紫紅鋸鱗魚 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 紫松毬、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 Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Banda Neira, Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia 
Synonyms Myripristes australis, Myripristis australis, Myripristis microphthalmus, Myripristis schultzei, Myripristis undecimalis, Myripristis violaceus, Myripristis violescens, Myripristis woodsi, Ostichthys microphthalmus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2008);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  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Randall, J. E. etc. 1996 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056367. ASIZP0072491. ASIZP0072492. ASIZP0073198. ASIZP0805177. ASIZP0805178. ASIZP0805623. ASIZP0805828. ASIZP0915181. ASIZP0915182. ASIZP0915623. ASIZP0915828. FRIP20307. FRIP21035. NMMBP00047. NMMBP01247. NMMBP05200.  
Barcode2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Squirrelfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 14-16 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 12-14 soft rays. Distinctive combination consisting of a silvery-violet sheen, orange tips on the fins, and a dark orange-red opercular bar.
habitats Occurs in lagoons, channels, and semi-protected seaward reefs rich in corals. Relatively common near arborescent Acropora or layered Poritesrus corals. Feeds on plankton such as crab larvae. Marketed fresh. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and the Austral Islands; throughout Micronesia.  
Utility Minor commercial food species, edible.