Scientific Name
Banjos banjos  
Banjos banjos扁棘鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Richardson, 1846) Depth 30 - 50M
Chinese 扁棘鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 扁棘鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F348 Banjosidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 壽魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁棘鯛、打鐵婆 
Distribution in World Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan North、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sea of Japan 
Synonyms Anoplus banjos, Banjos typus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Richardson, J. 1846 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0059349. ASIZP0066449. ASIZP0076155. ASIZP0076156. ASIZP0801399. ASIZP0807072. ASIZP0807073. ASIZP0911399. ASIZP0917072. ASIZP0917073. FRIP03108. NMMBP01853. NMMBP03180. NMMBP04412. NMMBP04748. NMMBP06204. NTMP1070. NTOU-AE6143. NTUM04249. NTUM06828. NTUM07113. NTUM07864.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Banjofish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body high and well-compressed. Head profile steep. Mouth oblique; upper jaw nearly hidden by suborbital bone; villiform teeth on jaws; no palatine teeth. Dorsal fin with X high, flattenes spines, separated from soft part of fin by a deep notch, membrane between spines deeply emarginate; anal fin with III spines, the second spine strongest and longest, ventral fin large, its base behind pectoral fin base; caudal fin slightly emarginate. Body brownish green, faintly striped darker brown. Soft dorsal fin with 1 black blotch. Vertical fins margined white.
habitats Occurs inshore at depth of 175-400 m. 
Distribution Distributed in the Western Pacific from southern Japan to the East China Sea. Reported from Indonesia and the Chesterfield Island. It is found in western, northeastern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.