Scientific Name
Ostichthys japonicus  
Ostichthys japonicus日本骨鱗魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 30 - 200M
Chinese 日本骨鱗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金鱗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F282 Holocentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本骨鰃 
Max Length 45 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 金鱗甲、鐵甲兵、瀾公妾、鐵線婆 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Myripristis japonicus, Ostichthys japonicas, Ostichtys japonicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2008);Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1.. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p.  Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055453. ASIZP0805875. ASIZP0915875. CAS13610. NMMBP00046. NMMBP00582. NMMBP01246. NMMBP01859. NTMP0790. NTMP1310. NTOU-AE6221. NTOUP200801-004. NTUM03681. NTUM03682. NTUM06713. SU49370.  
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Common Name Sea goldfish; Brocade perch; Golden perch 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII-XIII spines and 12-14 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 10-12 rays, pectoral fin with 16-17 soft rays; lateral line 28-30; gill rakers 7-10+12-14=20-23. Body red, eye big, fins reddish white. Last dorsal spine longer than the penulatimate one and applied to 1st dorsal ray. Space between last dorsal spine and 1st dorsal ray about 1/2 the space between the last 2 dorsal spines. Infroprbital bone height below eye center about 1/2 of eye diameter.
habitats Found in the sublittoral zone. Biggest body length is 15cm. Inhabit 30m deep ocean. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: southern Japan to the Andaman Islands, and Australia. Also known from Fiji and Tuvalu. 
Utility Commercial food species, edible.