Scientific Name
Acanthocepola krusensternii  
Acanthocepola krusensternii克氏棘赤刀魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845) Depth 200 - 250M
Chinese 克氏棘赤刀魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 赤刀魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F407 Cepolidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 克氏棘赤刀魚 
Max Length 40 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 Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Seas of Japan 
Synonyms Acanthocepola krusensterni, Cepola krusensternii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0059498. NMMBP04242. NMMBP04243. NTUM05355.  
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 8 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 78-82 rays; anal fin with 76-82 rays; caudal fin lanceolate. Lateral line high on body, close to dorsal-fin base. Body uniformly orange-red or bright rosy with many orange-yellow spots when life; anterior part of dorsal fin without black blotch.
habitats Inhabits the shallowest water, compared to other cepolids. Lives on muddy substrates, deep as well as in shallow protected estuaries.  
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from southern Japan to the China Sea. Also reported from Indonesia and northwestern Australia. It is mainly found in northeastern and eastern Taiwanese waters.  
Utility No commercial value.