Scientific Name
Lutjanus rivulatus  
Lutjanus rivulatus海雞母笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1828) Depth 2 - 100M
Chinese 海雞母笛鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 藍點笛鯛 
Max Length 80 cm TL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 海雞母、大花臉、花鰱(臺東)、厚唇(澎湖)、紅厚唇(澎湖)、黃雞母(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Coromandel; Pondicherry; and Malabar, India; Java, Indonesia 
Synonyms Diacope alboguttata, Diacope caeruleopunctata, Diacope coeruleopunctata, Diacope revulina, Diacope rivulata, Diacope rivulina, Diacope sinal, Lutianus rivulatus, Lutjanus rivalatus, Lutjanus rivuturus, Lutjanus virulatus, Mesoprio myriaster, Mesoprion myriaster ...all 15..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1828 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055496. ASIZP0055755. ASIZP0059027. ASIZP0059333. ASIZP0059552. ASIZP0065976. ASIZP0065979. ASIZP0066132. ASIZP0066482. ASIZP0066488. ASIZP0079999. ASIZP0800756. ASIZP0800757. ASIZP0801891. ASIZP0801892. ASIZP0801893. ASIZP0807313. ASIZP0910756. ASIZP0910757. ASIZP0911891. ASIZP0911892. ASIZP0911893. ASIZP0917313. FRIP01313. FRIP03075. FRIP20137. FRIP21294. NMMBP00637. NMMBP00663. NMMBP01160. NMMBP02391. NMMBP02418. NMMBP06470. NMMBP08504. NMMSTP00520. NTMP0299. NTUM02301. ...List all 41 records... 
Barcode2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Scribbled snapper; Speckled snapper; Yellowfin snapper; Blubberlip snapper; Blue-spotted seaperch; Maori snapper; Maori seaperch 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body very deep. Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped; preorbital bone broad, about twice the eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob moderately developed; vomerine tooth patch crescentic, without a medial posterior extension; tongue smooth, without teeth. First gill arch with 17 or 18 gill rakers, of which 11 or 12 (including rudiments) on lower limb. Lips greatly thickened in adults. Dorsal fin with X spines and 15 or 16 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal fin rounded; posterior profile of anal fin distinctly pointed; caudal fin truncate or slightly emarginate; pectoral fins with 17 rays. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Head with numerous undulating blue lines. Juveniles with a series of 3 to 8 brown bars on sides and a chalky-white spot, with a broad blackish margin, present below anterior soft dorsal ray. Large adults brownish to grey with small white spots and fine striations on the head
habitats Occasionally encountered in coral reefs or shallow inshore flats. Found singly or in small groups. Adults on deep coastal slopes; juveniles on shallow algae-reef flats, often near freshwater run-offs. Feeds on fishes, cephalopods and benthic crustaceans. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to Tahiti, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. It is a common species in Taiwan and present in all coastal waters. 
Utility An excellent food fish. Marketed fresh; live fish markets in Hong Kong