Scientific Name
Acanthocepola indica  
Acanthocepola indica印度棘赤刀魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Day, 1888) Depth 3 - 300M
Chinese 印度棘赤刀魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 赤刀魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F407 Cepolidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 印度棘赤刀魚 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅簾魚、紅帶(澎湖)、紅獅公(澎湖)、紅新娘仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Madras, India 
Synonyms Acanthocepola limbata, Cepola indica   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Day, F. 1888 
Specimen List ASIZP0056426. ASIZP0063646. ASIZP0075199. ASIZP0800448. ASIZP0806673. ASIZP0916673. CAS28200. CAS28202. CAS29981. FRIP03222. NMMBP04764. NMMBP04768. NMMBP04769. NMMBP04770. NMMBP04771. NMMBP04772. NTOU-AE6077. NTOU-AE6078. NTOU-AE6079. NTUM00796. NTUM01694. NTUM04388. NTUM06720. NTUM06742. NTUM06948. NTUM07111. NTUM08626. NTUM08635. SIO70-274h.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Bandfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body ribbon-like, very slender, last soft ray of dorsal and anal fins connected to caudal fin by a membrane; body depth 7 in stardand length. Head short, with blunt snout. Eyes relatively large and high on head. Mouth large, oblique; upper jaw broad at end, without supramaxilla, and extending to below posterior margin of eye; a single row of slender, slightly curved teeth in jaws. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated. Dorsal fin continuous, with 83-85 rays; anal fin with 93-100 rays; caudal fin lanceolate. Lateral line high on body, close to dorsal-fin base. Body uniformly orange-red or pink with many orange-yellow vertical lines when life; anterior part of dorsal fin with a small indistinct black blotch.
habitats Found on sandy-muddy bottoms.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific, including Natal in South Africa, India, Japan and Taiwan. It is very rare and only found in Penghu Islands, western Taiwan.  
Utility No commercial value.