Scientific Name
Lethrinus variegatus  
Lethrinus variegatus雜色龍占魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Valenciennes, 1830 Depth 1 - 150M
Chinese 雜色龍占魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 龍占魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F377 Lethrinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 雜色裸頰鯛 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 龍尖、龍占(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea; Suez 
Synonyms Lethrinella variegata, Lethrinella variegatus, Lethrinus latifrons, Lethrinus miniatus, Lethrinus semicinctus, Lethrinus variagatus, Lethrinus variegates   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Myers, R.F. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0057657. FRIP00583.  
Common Name Slender emperor; Scavenger; Variegated emperor 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays X, 9; anal-fin rays III, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13. Body is brown and gray, becoming lighter ventrally, with scattered irregular dark spots. Often there are two dark bands below the eye, one at the lower rim or the opercle and one at the corner of the mouth. The fins are generally light or translucent; the caudal fin is light and dark striped.
habitats Inhabits sandy and weedy areas near coral reefs, where it is well camouflaged and usually swims in the cover of the substrate. Juveniles sometimes abundant in shallow, weedy areas. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates. Flesh of large individuals is estee 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Ryukyu Islands and New Caledonia. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.