Scientific Name
Lutjanus monostigma  
Lutjanus monostigma單斑笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1828) Depth 1 - 60M
Chinese 單斑笛鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 單斑笛鯛 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 點記、黑點仔、黃翅、赤筆仔、點誌仔、龍王(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Seychelles 
Synonyms Lutianus monostigma, Lutianus monostigmus, Lutjanus lioglossus, Lutjanus monostigmus, Mesoprion monostigma   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1828 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List AMNH90076. ASIZP0054661. ASIZP0058452. ASIZP0058854. ASIZP0059215. ASIZP0060612. ASIZP0062607. ASIZP0067330. ASIZP0070078. ASIZP0070086. ASIZP0070299. ASIZP0071190. ASIZP0802322. ASIZP0804357. ASIZP0804391. ASIZP0912322. ASIZP0914357. ASIZP0914391. FRIP00660. FRIP21459. NMMBP00073. NMMBP00633. NMMBP00646. NMMBP00647. NMMBP00649. NMMBP00665. NMMBP00666. NMMBP00669. NMMBP01121. NMMBP01275. NMMBP02147. NMMBP02150. NMMBP04569. NMMSTP00016. NMNSF00117. NTUM06201. NTUM08645. ...List all 37 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Onespot snapper; One-spot snapper; Onespot perch; One-spot seaperch; Black spot snapper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep to somewhat slender. Dorsal profile of head gently to moderately sloped; preorbital width about equal to eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob poorly developed; vomerine tooth patch crescentic, without a medial posterior extension; tongue smooth, without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 10 or 11, total rakers on first gill arch 18 or 19. Dorsal fin with X spines and 13 (rarely 14) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 or 9 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins rounded to somewhat angular; pectoral fins with 15 to 17 rays; caudal fin truncate or slightly emarginate. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally yellowish to pinkish with dusky scale margins; grey or brown on upper back and dorsal portion of head; a black spot on back below anterior soft dorsal rays; fins yellowish.
habitats Inhabits coral reef areas, usually close to shelter in the form of caves, large coral formations and wreckage. Usually solitary; occasionally occurring in small groups. Feeds mainly on fishes and benthic crustaceans, primarily crabs at night. Flesh is som 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Marquesas and Line islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia. It is a very common species in Taiwan and present in all coastal waters. 
Utility An important market fish in many areas; marketed mostly fresh.