Scientific Name
Lutjanus erythropterus  
Lutjanus erythropterus赤鰭笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bloch, 1790 Depth 5 - 100M
Chinese 赤鰭笛鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 紅鰭笛鯛 
Max Length 80 cm TL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅雞仔、赤海雞、赤筆仔(臺東)、赤筆、赤海、紅魚、紅鰭赤海(澎湖)、鐵汕婆(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Genyoroge macleayana, Lutianus erythropterus, Lutjanus altifrontalis, Lutjanus annularis, Lutjanus chirtah, Lutjanus erytropterus, Lutjanus longmani, Lutjanus malabaricus, Mesoprion annularis, Mesoprion chirtah, Mesoprion rubellus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  朱元鼎 編 1984 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055430. ASIZP0055447. ASIZP0056107. ASIZP0064867. ASIZP0064868. ASIZP0064869. ASIZP0065158. ASIZP0074705. ASIZP0074815. ASIZP0080273. ASIZP0800272. ASIZP0800273. ASIZP0800274. ASIZP0800846. ASIZP0807407. ASIZP0910272. ASIZP0910273. ASIZP0910274. ASIZP0910846. ASIZP0917407. FRIP00653. FRIP00654. FRIP22184. NMMBP00634. NMMBP04000. NMMBP06235. NMMBP06236. NMMBP06237. NMMBP06431. NMMBP08585. NMMSTP00068. NMNSF01595. NTMP0204. NTUM00963. NTUM00965. NTUM01218. NTUM01756. ...List all 43 records... 
Barcode2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-30,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-30,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-03-03,Yung-Chieh,CO1,100%
Common Name Small-mouthed nannygai; Saddle-tailed sea-perch; Pink snapper; Red bream; Red jew; Redfish; Red snapper; Scarlet snapper; Black; Crimson snapper; High brow sea perch 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Dorsal profile of head sloped; mouth relatively small, length of upper jaw smaller than distance between base of last dorsal and anal rays; preorbital bone usually narrower than eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob poorly developed; vomerine tooth patch crescentic or triangular, without a medial posterior extension; tongue smooth, without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 13 or 14, total rakers on first gill arch 18 or 19. Dorsal fin with 10 spines and 12 to 14 soft rays; anal fin with 3 spines and 8 or 9 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. Body overall pink or red, including fins; juveniles with an oblique band extending from mouth to of dorsal fin and a black spot at the caudal peduncle.
habitats Inhabit trawling grounds and reefs. They are present over shoals, rubble, corals, large epibenthos, hard or sandy mud substrates and offshore reefs. Juveniles from about 2.5 cm length inhabit shallow waters over muddy substrates. Feed on a broad range of  
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from Gulf of Oman to Southeast Asia, northward to southern Japan and southward to northern Australia. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility An excellent foodfish, marketed fresh or dried-salted.