Scientific Name
Lethrinus atkinsoni  
Lethrinus atkinsoni阿氏龍占魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Seale, 1910 Depth 2 - 30M
Chinese 阿氏龍占魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 龍占魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F377 Lethrinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 阿氏裸頰鯛 
Max Length 45 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 龍尖、龍占(臺東)、紅龍(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、PonFu、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Balabac I., Philippines 
Synonyms Lethrinus atkinson, Lethrinus mahsena, Lethrinus mahsenoides, Lethrinus sanguineus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060275. ASIZP0073190. ASIZP0700374. ASIZP0805615. ASIZP0915615. BPBMI23210. FRIP20074. FRIP20355. NMMBP00119. NMMBP01319. NMMBP02188.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Pacific yellowtail emperor; Reticulated emperor; Yellow morwong; Tuamotu emperor; Tricky snapper; Yellowbrow emperor; Yellow-tailed emperor 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays X, 9; anal-fin rays III, 8; pectoral-fin rays 16-17. Color is bluish-gray, tan or yellowish on the upper sides, and white ventrally. The head is brown; lips reddish; caudal peduncle yellowish. The fins are pale, yellowish, orange or reddish. The base of the pectoral fins, the basal membranes of the anal fins and the edges of the pelvic, dorsal, anal and caudal fins are often reddish. Sometimes there is a broad yellowish indistinct band on the sides.
habitats Inhabits seagrass beds and sandy areas of lagoons and outer reef slopes. Found singly or in schools. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, mollusks, and fish. Marketed fresh. 
Distribution Pacific Ocean: Indonesia and Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to Australia, east to the Tuamoto Islands. Taiwan: South, Penghu, North-East.  
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.