Scientific Name
Discotrema crinophilum
Discotrema crinophilum盤孔喉盤魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Briggs, 1976 Depth 8 - 20M
Chinese 盤孔喉盤魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 喉盤魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F452 Gobiesocidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 琉球盤孔喉盤魚 
Max Length 5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 跳海仔、姥姥魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Between Stuart I. and Yanuca I., Benga Lagoon, Benga, Fiji Is. 
Synonyms Discotrema crinophila, Discotrema echinocephala, Discotrema echinopila   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Briggs, J. C. 1976 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0074285. ASIZP0074306. ASIZP0080192. ASIZP0080219.  
Common Name Sea lily clingfish; Crinoid clingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body anteriorly depressed, posteriorly subcylindrical to compressed. Eyes generally large, located dorsolaterally. Snout short and rounded, not protruding anterior. Mouth small. A single short dorsal fin located posteriorly, usually positioned directly above anal fin, dorsal fin with 9 soft rays and anal fin with 8 soft rays,both fins near caudal fin, but not connected to it by membrane; pectoral fins moderate sized, with rounded border, modified to support ventral sucking disc; pelvic fins modified to forma sucking disc on breast, sucking disc single type, fleshy base of sucking disk think, with papillae; caudal fin rounded. Skin scaleless, covered with a thick layer of mucous; lower jaw without mandibular canal pores and also without preopercular canal pores. Colour reddish brown to black with one yellow stripes on upper half of head and body, and another yellow stripes on dorsal parts.
habitats Found in protected coastal reefs from shallow reef flats to about 20 m depth along slopes and walls. Found among arms of crinoids. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Ryukyu Islands, Bismarck Archipelago and the Fiji Islands. Recently reported from Christmas Island, Taiwan and the Great Barrier Reef. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters, and Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.