Scientific Name
Lipocheilus carnolabrum  
Lipocheilus carnolabrum葉唇笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Chan, 1970) Depth 90 - 340M
Chinese 葉唇笛鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 葉唇笛鯛 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 厚唇仔、紅魚(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality South China Sea, ca. 145 km southeast of Hong Kong, 110-130m 
Synonyms Tangia carnolabrum   
Reference Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase( 2002)  Chan, W. L. 1970 Yoshino, T. etc. 1981 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0060576. ASIZP0070752. NMMSTP00698.  
Common Name Tang's snapper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep (38 to 42% of standard length). Mouth large, the upper jaw protruding when mouth is closed; adults with a thick, fleshy protrusion at anterior end of upper lip; maxilla without scales; anterior and posterior nostrils close together and to eye; interorbital space flattened to convex; vomer and palatines with teeth, vomerine tooth patch V-shaped, without a medial posterior extension; no teeth on tongue. Dorsal fin with X spines and 10 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; dorsal and anal fins scaleless; last dorsal and anal soft rays not produced (shorter than penultimate rays); pectoral fins long, reaching beyond level of anus, with 15 or 16 rays; caudal fin moderately forked. Scales moderate-sized, about 48 or 49 in lateral line; scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Body back and upper part of head brown; yellowish or pinkish on sides; a silvery sheen on ventral portion of body.
habitats Found over rocky bottoms of the continental shelf. Probably feeds on fishes and large invertebrates. 
Distribution Widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean, but known from relatively few localities including the Ryukyu Islands, South China Sea, Andaman Sea, and the northwestern portion of the Arabian Sea. It is very rare and only found in southern Taiwanese water 
Utility Marketed fresh or frozen.