Scientific Name
Ostichthys kaianus  
Ostichthys kaianus白線骨鱗魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1880) Depth 310 - 640M
Chinese 白線骨鱗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金鱗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F282 Holocentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 深海骨鰃 
Max Length 36 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 金鱗甲、鐵甲兵、瀾公妾、鐵線婆 
Distribution in World Japan to East China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kai Islands, Indonesia, Arafura Sea [eastern Indian Ocean], Challenger station 192, depth 129 fathoms 
Synonyms Myripristis guezei, Myripristis kaianus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2008);Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen and R. C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p  Smith, M. M. etc. 1986 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056559. FRIP21413. NMMBP00131. NMMBP01331. NMMBP03176.  
Common Name Deepwater soldier 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 13 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 11 soft rays. Body red, with a series of silvery white streaks forming a longitudinal white line along each row of scales, fins reddish white.
habitats Attains max size 36 cm TL. Inhabit bathydemersal marine environment, depth range 310 - 640m. 
Distribution Indian Ocean: Reunion and northwestern Australia. Weston Pacific: Indonesia and New Guinea, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. 
Utility Commercial species, edible.