Scientific Name
Hapalogenys nigripinnis
Hapalogenys nigripinnis黑鰭髭鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 黑鰭髭鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石鱸科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F374 Haemulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑鰭髭鯛 
Max Length 40 cm SL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 銅盆魚、番圭誌(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Canton, China 
Synonyms Hapalogenys aculeatus, Hapalogenys guentheri, Hapalogenys nitens, Hepalogenys nigripinnis, Hepalogenys nitens, Pogonias nigripinnis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)  朱元鼎 編 1985 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 Iwatsuki, Y. etc. 2005 
Specimen List ASIZP0055744. ASIZP0061716. ASIZP0071100. ASIZP0804230. ASIZP0900161. FRIP00205. MTP0004. MTP0007. NMMBP00645. NMMBP04228. NMMSTP00356. NMNSF00468. NMNSF00583. NMNSF00614. NTMP1287. NTMP1334.  
Common Name Black grunt 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XI, 15; anal-fin rays III, 9 ; pectoral-fin rays19.Body with 2 indistinct oblique bands. Procumbent spinelike process apparent, but rarely in smaller individuals of about 10 cm SL. Scales on maxilla present. Ten chin pores, plus 2 very small pores near the symphysis, plus 4 pores on each lower jaw (sometimes slitlike posteriorly); the posterior pores rarely covered by a membrane. Poorly developed papillae and barbels on the fleshy lower lip. No dark margin on dorsal, caudal and anal fins.
habitats Inhabits the sublittoral zone on sandy mud bottoms. Feed on benthic invertebrates and fishes. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: northern Honshu, southern Korea, southern Japan, Taiwan and East China Sea. Taiwan: South, Penghu, North, North-East, West.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.