Scientific Name
Paracaesio caerulea  
Paracaesio caerulea藍色擬烏尾鮗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Katayama, 1934) Depth 1 - 100M
Chinese 藍色擬烏尾鮗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 青若梅鯛 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 青雞仔、大貢仔 
Distribution in World Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tokyo fish market, Japan 
Synonyms Paracaesio caeruleus, Vegetichthys caeruleus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Masao Katayama 1934 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055487. ASIZP0055632. ASIZP0055699. ASIZP0055725. ASIZP0055901. ASIZP0059432. ASIZP0059434. ASIZP0060077. ASIZP0063498. ASIZP0065950. ASIZP0065962. ASIZP0066043. ASIZP0070793. ASIZP0076188. ASIZP0078294. ASIZP0078295. ASIZP0800723. ASIZP0800724. ASIZP0800725. ASIZP0807101. ASIZP0807180. ASIZP0807181. ASIZP0910723. ASIZP0910724. ASIZP0910725. ASIZP0917101. ASIZP0917180. ASIZP0917181. BPBMI26555. FRIP03084. FRIP20536. NMMBP00138. NMMBP01338. NMMBP02231. NMMBP05003. NMMBP05004. NMMBP05005. ...List all 44 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Japanese snapper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately slender, fusiform. Eye large; snout short, about equal to, or shorter than eye diameter; interorbital space convex; upper and lower jaws about equal, with small villiform teeth in bands; maxilla scaleless; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 19 or 20. Dorsal fin with X spines and 10 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; dorsal and anal fins scaleless; pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus, with 16 rays; caudal fin moderately forked or lunate. Scales moderate-sized, about 47 to 50 in lateral line. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Back and sides blue becoming whitish or silvery ventrally; the dorsal and caudal fins pale yellow; the other fins whitish or translucent.
habitats Occurs over rocky bottoms at depths exceeding 100 m. 
Distribution known only from southern Japan, Taiwan and the Chesterfield Islands. It is a common species in Taiwan except western part. 
Utility An important foodfish. Marketed fresh.