Scientific Name
Lampris guttatus  
Lampris guttatus斑點月魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Brünnich, 1788) Depth 100 - 400M
Chinese 斑點月魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 月魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F202 Lampridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑點月魚 
Max Length 200 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 月魚、花點三角仔、紅皮刀(臺東) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Elsinore [Helsingør, Sjælland/Zealand, Denmark, Øresund/Öresund/The Sound, Western Baltic Sea] No types known 
Synonyms Lampris immaculata, Lampris lauta, Lampris luna, Lampris regius, Scomber gunneri, Scomber pelagicus, Zeus guttatus, Zeus imperialis, Zeus luna, Zeus regius, Zeus stroemii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Brünnich, M. T. 1788 Oelschlager, H.A. 1974 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Castro-Aguirre, J.L. etc. 2001 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0070651. ASIZP0078635. FRIP22356.  
Common Name Opah; San Pedrofish; Sunfish; Spotted opah; Cravo; Gudlax; Moonfish; Glacefish; Jerusalem haddock; Kingfish; Mariposa 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval, compressed. Teeth absent. Dorsal- and anal-fin bases long; anterior portion of dorsal fin elongate; dorsal-fin rays 48 to 55; anal-fin rays 33 to 41; pectorals long and falcate; pelvic fins similar to pectoral fins in shape and a little longer; caudal fin broadly lunate. Dark steely blue dorsally shading into green with silver and purple iridescence, belly rosy, body covered with silvery spots in irregular rows, light mottling on caudal and dorsal fins; vermillion on fins and jaws, golden around eyes.
habitats Oceanic and apparently solitary. Principal food are squids and small fishes. Probably spawns in the spring. Swims by flapping the pectoral fins. 
Distribution Widespread in the tropical and temperate waters. It is found in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility Considered a good food fish; marketed fresh and frozen; prepared as sashimi.