Scientific Name
Lutjanus johnii  
Lutjanus johnii約氏笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1792) Depth 1 - 80M
Chinese 約氏笛鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 約氏笛鯛 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 赤筆仔、金蘭點誌 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Arabia 
Synonyms Anthias johnii, Coius catus, Diacope xanthozona, Lutianus johni, Lutjanus johni, Mesoprion yapilli, Serranus pavoninus, Sparus tranquebaricus   
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 ASIZP0056098. ASIZP0070305. ASIZP0070920. ASIZP0079409. ASIZP0804358. ASIZP0914358. NMMBP02035. NMMBP02134. NMMSTP00540. NTMP1124. NTOUP200611-834.  
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name One spot snapper; Spotted-scale sea-perch; Mangrove snapper; Golden snapper; John's snapper; John's seaperch; Moses perch 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped; preorbital width equal to eye diameter or larger; preopercular notch and knob poorly developed;vomerine tooth patch crescentic, without a medial posterior extension; tongue with a patch of granular teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 11, total rakers on first gill arch 17 or 18. Dorsal fin with X spines and 13 or 14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins rounded; pectoral fins with 16 or 17 rays; caudal fin truncate or slightly emarginate. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Body generally yellow with a bronze to silvery sheen, grading to silvery-white on belly and underside of head; centre of each scale often with a reddish-brown spot, giving an overall appearance of series of horizontal lines on side of body; a round black spot, larger than eye, on back, mainly above lateral line, below anterior soft dorsal rays.
habitats Adults probably frequent coral reef areas; juveniles found in mangrove estuaries. Feeds on fishes and benthic invertebrates including shrimps, crabs and cephalopods. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to Fiji, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia. It is found in western and southern Taiwanese waters 
Utility Marketed fresh.