Scientific Name
Lethrinus nebulosus  
Lethrinus nebulosus青嘴龍占魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 5 - 20M
Chinese 青嘴龍占魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 龍占魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F377 Lethrinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 星斑裸頰鯛 
Max Length 87 cm TL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 龍尖、龍占、青嘴仔、青嘴(澎湖)、尖嘴仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Lethrinus alboguttatus, Lethrinus amboinensis, Lethrinus anatarius, Lethrinus aurolineatus, Lethrinus carinatus, Lethrinus centurio, Lethrinus choerorynchus, Lethrinus cyanoxanthus, Lethrinus devisianus, Lethrinus erythrurus, Lethrinus esculentus, Lethrinus fasciatus, Lethrinus fraenatus ...all 25..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Forsskål, P. 1775 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055402. ASIZP0055488. ASIZP0055728. ASIZP0058849. ASIZP0059725. ASIZP0059726. ASIZP0067054. ASIZP0067266. ASIZP0067278. ASIZP0070387. ASIZP0071401. ASIZP0071403. ASIZP0073045. ASIZP0074874. ASIZP0700222. ASIZP0802323. ASIZP0802324. ASIZP0802325. ASIZP0912323. ASIZP0912324. ASIZP0912325. FRIP00628. FRIP00632. NMMBP00590. NMMBP00940. NMMBP01293. NMMBP04145. NMMBP06387. NMMSTP00519. NTMP0057. NTMP0144. NTMP0298. NTMP0709. NTMP0739. NTMP0866. NTMP1103. NTUM00923. ...List all 42 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Sand snapper; Parrot-fish; North-west snapper; Norwest snapper; Snuppy; Spangled emperor; Scavenger; Red-finned emperor; Pig-faced bream; Tricky snapper; Starry pigface bream; Yellow sweetlip; Blue emperor; Lesser spangled emperor; Mata-Hari; Emperor fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays X, 9; anal-fin rays III, 8; pectoral-fin rays13. Body depth 2.54 to 2.61 times in standard length. Cheek without scales; 5-9 scales in supra temporal patch; inner surface of pectoral fin densely covered with scales; posterior angle of opercular fully scaled. Body color is yellowish or bronze, lighter below. Centers of many scales with a white or light blue spot. Sometimes irregular dark indistinct bars on sides and a square black blotch above pectoral fin bordering below the lateral line. Three blue streaks or series of blue spots radiate forward and ventrally from the eye. The fins are whitish or yellowish; the pelvic dusky, the edge of the dorsal fin is reddish. Juveniles variable with blotches or stripe and changes with habitat.
habitats Inhabit coral reefs, coralline lagoons, seagrass beds, mangrove swamps and coastal sand and rock areas. Adults solitary or in small schools; juveniles form large schools in shallow, sheltered sandy areas, also harbor where in seagrasses, algae or sponge h 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Persian Gulf and East Africa to southern Japan and Samoa. Taiwan: South, Penghu, North, North-East, West.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.