Scientific Name
Pomadasys argenteus  
Pomadasys argenteus銀雞魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 15 - 115M
Chinese 銀雞魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石鱸科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F374 Haemulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 銀石鱸 
Max Length 70 cm TL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 雞仔魚、石鱸、厚鱸 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Holotype Locality Djedda, Red Sea 
Synonyms Coius gudgutia, Labrus commersonnii, Lutjanus hasta, Lutjanus microstomus, Polotus nitidus, Pomadasys hasta, Pomodasys argenteus, Pomodasys hasta, Pristipoma argenteum, Pristipoma chrysobalion, Pristipoma commersonnii, Pristipoma hasta, Pristipoma manadense ...all 15..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Forsskål, P. 1775 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055591. ASIZP0055631. ASIZP0057574. ASIZP0059225. ASIZP0061257. ASIZP0064833. ASIZP0064835. ASIZP0069713. ASIZP0072304. ASIZP0076065. ASIZP0079081. ASIZP0079230. ASIZP0080006. ASIZP0080007. ASIZP0080008. ASIZP0700264. ASIZP0800257. ASIZP0800299. ASIZP0802592. ASIZP0802593. ASIZP0802594. ASIZP0803257. ASIZP0807320. ASIZP0807321. ASIZP0807322. ASIZP0910257. ASIZP0913257. ASIZP0917320. ASIZP0917321. ASIZP0917322. FRIP21216. NMMBP06355. NMMBP06362. NTUM01173. NTUM04837. NTUM06701. NTUM07022. ...List all 37 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-30,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2016-01-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Silver grunt; Spotted javelinfish; Head grunt; Lined silver grunter; Lined silver grunt 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XII, 14 ; anal-fin rays III, 7 ; pectoral-fin rays17. Body ovate; head profile almost straight. Mouth small; lips not thickened; two pores and a central groove under the chin. No antrorse spine before the dorsal fin origin; notch between the spinous and soft-rayed portion of the dorsal fin shallow. Color is generally silver-mauve to fawn above, white below. Small specimens with numerous spots aligned horizontally or fused into horizontal lines; large specimens plain or with scattered charcoal scale spots on back and upper sides; the snout is dark brown; the upper operculum charcoal or purplish.
habitats Found in coastal waters. Enters freshwaters.Feed on benthic invertebrates and fishes. Marketed fresh, may be salted.  
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to the Philippines, north to southern Japan, and south to northern Australia. Taiwan: South.  
Utility Commercial fisheries and aquarium species.