Scientific Name
Cyprinocirrhites polyactis  
Cyprinocirrhites polyactis多棘鯉
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1874) Depth 16 - 120M
Chinese 多棘鯉 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese Economic Fish No 
Family F402 Cirrhitidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 多棘鯉 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 紅燕子、格仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ambon 
Synonyms Cirrhitichthys polyactis, Ctprinocirrhites polyactis, Cyprinocirrhites stigma, Cyprinocirrhites ui   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055210. ASIZP0055645. ASIZP0058591. ASIZP0070106. ASIZP0070113. ASIZP0072494. ASIZP0804338. ASIZP0804339. ASIZP0805180. ASIZP0914338. ASIZP0914339. ASIZP0915184. FRIP21034. NMMBP08701. NMMBP08736. NMMBP08747. NMMSTP00588. NTMP0809. NTUM03775.  
Barcode2008-08-05,張榮樺,CO1,100% 2011-08-16,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Swallowtail hawfish; Swallowtail hawkfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate; body depth 2.6-2.8 in standard length; snout short and blunt. A fringe of cirri on hind edge of anterior nostril. Palatine teeth present. A single dorsal fin with X spines and 16-17 rays, a tuft of cirri near tip of each dorsal spine; anal fin with III spines and 6-7 rays; lower 6 pectoral rays unbrached; caudal fin lunate. Lateral line complete, with 45-49 scales; 3 rows of scales above lateral line; 4 rows of large scales on cheek. Body brownish orange, sometimes faintly blotches with brown, the orange tending to be concentrated along longitudinal scale rows, thus giving a slight linear patten.
habitats Found on steep slopes and around small coral heads exposed to currents. Hovers several meters above the bottom and feeds mainly on pelagic crustaceans, copepods, and other animals of the plankton.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the western Pacific. Southeast Atlantic: southeast coast of South Africa. It is found in southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters; Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan and Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan.  
Utility Aquarium fishes.