Scientific Name
Wattsia mossambica  
Wattsia mossambica莫三比克脊頜鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Smith, 1957) Depth 100 - 180M
Chinese 莫三比克脊頜鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 龍占魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F377 Lethrinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 莫三比克脊頜鯛 
Max Length 55 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鯛仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Pinda reef, 14°10'S, Mozambique, 70 fms 
Synonyms Gnathodentex mossambicus, Wattsia mossambicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Smith, J. L. B. 1957 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055501. FRIP20518. FRIP21516. NTUM06399.  
Common Name Mozambique large-eye bream 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays X, 10; anal-fin rays III, 10; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body depth 1.92 times in standard length. The inner surface of the pectoral fin axil without scales. Overall color is silvery-gray with yellowish suffusion; scale margins are narrowly brownish. Indistinct dark blotches or bars are sometimes apparent on the body. The lips are whitish to yellow. The fins are yellow, faint brown spotting may be present on soft dorsal, anal, and caudal fins. A narrow blackish bar runs across the base of the pectoral fin.
habitats Inhabits the outer edge of the continental shelf. Feeds on bottom-living invertebrates and small fishes. Caught mainly with bottom longlines and bottom trawls. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: tropical, known only from a few scattered localities which include Mozambique, Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, southern China, and Japan. Taiwan: South, Lyudao.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.