Scientific Name
Acanthocepola limbata  
Acanthocepola limbata背點棘赤刀魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1835) Depth 80 - 200M
Chinese 背點棘赤刀魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 赤刀魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F407 Cepolidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 背點棘赤刀魚 
Max Length 50 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 Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Cepola limbata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1835 楊鴻嘉, 楊誠國 1990 楊鴻嘉, 陳良德 1993 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 楊鴻嘉, 陳良德 1995 楊鴻嘉, 張寶仁 1996 
Specimen List ASIZP0058381. ASIZP0059451. ASIZP0059583. ASIZP0061524. ASIZP0064704. ASIZP0064840. ASIZP0064947. ASIZP0079016. ASIZP0080392. ASIZP0700212. ASIZP0800054. ASIZP0800446. ASIZP0800447. ASIZP0806568. ASIZP0910054. ASIZP0910446. ASIZP0910447. ASIZP0916568. CAS15246. CAS30325. FRIP00010. FRIP00011. FRIP21321. FWO1749-T. NMMBP00028. NMMBP00153. NMMBP01228. NMMBP04162. NMMSTP00751. NMNSF00479. NTMP0553. NTMP1135. NTUM05356. NTUM05357. NTUM06222. NTUM06223. SIO90-151d. ...List all 38 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2016-01-29,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,96% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,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 13 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 102-104 rays; anal fin with 105-107 rays; caudal fin lanceolate. Lateral line high on body, close to dorsal-fin base. Body uniformly orange-red or bright rosy without any markings on side when life; anterior part of dorsal fin with a large distinct black blotch.
habitats Adults pair and feed in loose groups; juveniles gather in small groups on deep sand slopes, usually in current-prone areas.  
Distribution Distributed in the northwest Pacific from central Honshu, Japan southward to Taiwan. Also occurring in the Western Central Pacific. It is found in western, eastern and northeastern Taiwanese waters.  
Utility No commercial value.