Scientific Name
Pomadasys maculatus  
Pomadasys maculatus斑雞魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1793) Depth 20 - 110M
Chinese 斑雞魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石鱸科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F374 Haemulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 大斑石鱸 
Max Length 59.3 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 雞仔魚、石鱸、厚鱸、石鯽仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Anthias maculatus, Lutjanus maculatus, Pomadasys maculata, Pomadasys maculatum, Pomodasys maculates, Pristipoma caripa   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055340. ASIZP0055604. ASIZP0059476. ASIZP0066513. ASIZP0072215. ASIZP0080011. ASIZP0080012. ASIZP0801926. ASIZP0804998. ASIZP0804999. ASIZP0807325. ASIZP0807326. ASIZP0911926. ASIZP0914998. ASIZP0914999. ASIZP0917325. ASIZP0917326. FRIP00890. FRIP03110. NMMBP02655. NTUM01168. NTUM01169. NTUM01170. NTUM01171. NTUM03306. SU7913. ZMH15864.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2016-01-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Saddlefish; Saddle grunter; Saddle grunt; Spotted grunter; Bloched grunt; Blotched javelin-fish; Blotched grunt 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XII, 14; anal-fin rays III, 7 ; pectoral-fin rays17. Small-sized fish of moderately deep body. Isthmus narrow, forming a groove. Chin with 2 pairs or small pores. This species is characterized by several dark large elongate blotches on the upper back, one forming a saddle on the nape.
habitats Found in coastal waters over sand near reefs. Feeds on crustaceans and fishes. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: throughout the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific, northeast to China and southeast to Australia. Taiwan: Penghu, West.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.