Scientific Name
Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus  
Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus藍紋姬鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1832) Depth 70 - 350M
Chinese 藍紋姬鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 藍紋紫魚 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花笛鯛、筆香(臺東)、紅魚(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius 
Synonyms Dentex pristipoma, Platyinius amoenus, Platynius amoenus, Pristipomoides amoenus, Serranus argyrogrammicus, Tropidinius amoenus, Tropidinius argyrogrammicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1831 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054609. ASIZP0055483. ASIZP0055506. ASIZP0065988. ASIZP0080271. ASIZP0080272. ASIZP0800726. ASIZP0807405. ASIZP0807406. ASIZP0910726. ASIZP0917405. ASIZP0917406. FRIP00008. FRIP20373. FRIP20383. FRIP20442. FRIP21420. NMMBP00137. NMMBP01337. NMMSTP00361. NTMP0214. NTMP1207. NTUM00972. NTUM06413. NTUM07531. NTUM07532.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2016-03-03,Yung-Chieh,CO1,100% 2016-03-03,Yung-Chieh,CO1,100%
Common Name Ornate jobfish; Big-eyed snapper; Blueline gindai 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Interorbital space slightly convex; jaws about equal, both with bands of fine teeth, the outer ones slightly enlarged, but not as prominent canines; vomerine tooth patch V-shaped; tongue without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 8 to 14. Dorsal fin with X spines and 11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; bases of dorsal and anal fins scaleless, their last soft rays extended into short filaments; pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus, with 15 or 16 rays; caudal fin forked. Scales relatively small, about 58 to 66 in lateral line; scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. The upper part of the head reddish; the back mainly yellow; the sides and belly silvery, sometimes pinkish; body with very many bright blue spots and vermiculations. The dorsal and caudal fins yellowish.
habitats Occurs over rocky bottoms. Feeds on small fishes, crustaceans and squids. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility A good eating fish sometimes seen in markets. Marketed fresh.