Scientific Name
Sargocentron ensifer  
Sargocentron ensifer劍棘鱗魚
by: Jeng-Ping Chen
Author (Jordan & Evermann, 1903) Depth 0 - 64M
Chinese 劍棘鱗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金鱗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F282 Holocentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 劍棘鱗魚 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 鐵甲、金鱗甲、鐵甲兵、瀾公妾、鐵線婆 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands 
Synonyms Adioryx ensifer, Adioryx furcatus, Holocentrus ensifer, Holocentrus furcatus, Sargocentron ensiferum   
Reference   Jordan, D. S. etc. 1903 Randall, J. E. 1998 
Specimen List ASIZP0060827. FRIP21601. NMMBP02457.  
Common Name Yellow-striped squirrelfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 14 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 9-11 soft rays. Body with alternate red and yellow stripes dorsally, and with red and silvery white on side; ventrally, the yellow stripes often as a series of close-set spots, one per scale; head red, an oblique silvery white streak below eye and a vertical one on edge of preopercle; spinous dorsal fin yellow with narrow red margin; white caudal fin with a submarginal red band in each lobe, converging and broadening basally. Five oblique rows of scales on cheek. Body depth 2.5-2.85 in SL; head length 2.6-2.95 in SL; snout length 3.4-3.9 in head length; interorbital width 5.3-6.0 in head length; slightly projecting lower jaw. Maxilla either extending slightly beyond a vertical at front edge of pupil or reaching below center of eye; upper jaw length 2.3-2.65 in head length; premaxillary groove extending to or slightly posterior to a vertical at anterior edge of orbit; anterior end of nasal bone rounded; medial margin of nasal bone without spinule; edge of nasal fossa with 1 to 7 spinules; upper edge of suborbital bones below anterior half of eye without a spine or serrae (below posterior half weakly serrated); preopercular spine about 2/3 times in orbit diameter, 4.3-5.3 in head length; 1st and 2nd dorsal spine subequal, usually the 3rd is the longest, 2.15-2.7 in head length; 3rd anal spine 1.55-1.75 in head length. Usually 10 anal soft rays.
habitats Inhabits deep reefs. Attains max size 23 cm SL. 
Distribution Pacific Ocean: southern Japan to New Caledonia, Hawaii and Pitcairn. 
Utility Commercial species.