Scientific Name
Lutjanus boutton  
Lutjanus boutton藍帶笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1802) Depth 15 - 50M
Chinese 藍帶笛鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 藍帶笛鯛 
Max Length 35 cm TL  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 赤筆仔、黃雞母(澎湖)、黃記仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Moluccas 
Synonyms Diacope bottonensis, Holocentrus boutton, Lutianus luzonius, Mesoprion melanospilos   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1802 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055457. ASIZP0055618. ASIZP0055904. ASIZP0060656. ASIZP0065812. ASIZP0078801. ASIZP0801011. ASIZP0802501. ASIZP0911011. ASIZP0912501. BPBMI23170. FRIP20293. FRIP21505. NMMBP02389. NMMBP04674. NMMBP04675. NMMSTP00514. NTMP1197. NTUM07244. NTUM08599.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Rufous seaperch; Curry fish; Mollucan snapper; Moluccan snapper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Snout somewhat pointed; eye large; preorbital bone narrow, its width much less than eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob well developed; vomerine tooth patch in a crescentic band without amedial posterior extension; tongue smooth, without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 13 to 15, total gill rakers on first gill arch 20 to 23. Dorsal fin with X or XI spines and 13 or 14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and VIII soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins rounded; pectoral fins with 16 or 17 rays; caudal fin emarginate. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally pink or reddish, white or silvery below. Usually a series of ten to twelve stripes on the side. Some specimens have black spot on the back below the anterior part of the soft dorsal fin.
habitats Inhabits coral reefs. Often seen in schools near outcrops or drop-offs, often with other species, of up to about 30 to 40 individuals. Small juveniles on shallow algae reef, often near freshwater run-offs. Feeds on fishes, shrimps, crabs, other crustacean 
Distribution Distributed in Indo-West Pacific from Sumatra to Samoa, north to southern Japan; also in the eastern Indian Ocean off northwestern Australia. It is a common species in Taiwan except western part. 
Utility Marketed fresh.