Scientific Name
Psenopsis anomala  
Psenopsis anomala刺鯧
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) Depth 30 - 60M
Chinese 刺鯧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 長鯧科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F479 Centrolophidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 刺鯧 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 肉魚、肉鯽仔、土肉、肉鯽、瓜仔鯧、刺鯧 
Distribution in World Japan to East China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Ocean、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Trachinotus anomalus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059275. ASIZP0061099. ASIZP0061118. ASIZP0061151. ASIZP0061528. ASIZP0063605. ASIZP0065945. ASIZP0066061. ASIZP0076092. ASIZP0076100. ASIZP0078536. ASIZP0078863. ASIZP0078873. ASIZP0079006. ASIZP0079471. ASIZP0079487. ASIZP0079542. ASIZP0080087. ASIZP0700068. ASIZP0800682. ASIZP0800683. ASIZP0805656. ASIZP0807019. ASIZP0910682. ASIZP0910683. ASIZP0917019. FRIP00908. FRIP00909. MTP0038. NMMBP01746. NMMBP03519. NMMBP03687. NMMBP04054. NMMBP05798. NMMBP05807. NMMBP06009. NMMBP06124. ...List all 45 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Japanese butterfish; Melon seed 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slightly deep. Head large, thick and deep. Snout blunt, forehead slightly arched. Maxilla reaching beyond border of eye. Teeth in jaws fine, uniserial; no teeth on vomer, palatines. No scales on cheek. Dorsal fin long, spines short, not separated from soft-rayed portion, with VI to VII and 27 to 33 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 24 to 28 soft rays; pectoral fins with 20 to 23 rays. Body writish. In young, body pale brown or blackish brown.
habitats Biology little known. Young pelagic, swimming under jellyfish; adults on bottoms of continental shelves. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Japan and the East China Sea. Reported from Hong Kong. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility Tasty food fish.