Scientific Name
Nemipterus furcosus  
Nemipterus furcosus紅金線魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1830) Depth 8 - 110M
Chinese 紅金線魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金線魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F376 Nemipteridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 橫斑金線魚 
Max Length 22.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 金線鰱 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Trincomalee, Sri Lanka 
Synonyms Dentex furcosus, Dentex hypselognathus, Dentex ovenii, Dentex sundanensis, Dentex upeneoides, Genyorage rubicauda, Nemipterus hypselognathus, Nemipterus ovenii, Nemipterus peronii, Nemipterus robustus, Nemipterus sudanensis, Nemipterus sundanensis, Nemipterus upeneoides ...all 19..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001);Russell, B.C., 1990. Nemipterid fishes of the world. (Threadfin breams, whiptail breams, monocle breams, dwarf monocle breams, and coral breams). Family Nemipterida  Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 Russell, B. C. 1990 Russell, B.C. 1991 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055766. ASIZP0055862. ASIZP0060071. NMNSF01298. NTUM07491. ZMH16166.  
Common Name Peron's butterfly-bream; Rosy threadfin bream; Fork-tailed threadfin bream 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays16-17. Body depth 3.02 to 3.05 times in standard length. Body elongate for the genus, Suborbital spine absent. Preopercle with 3 transverse scale rows. Pectoral fins moderately long, reaching to or just short of level of anus. Pelvic fins moderately long, reaching to or just short of level anus. A line drawn up from posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile at about the origin of dorsal fin. Females predominate at small sizes while males dominate the larger size classes. Maybe a sequential hermaphrodite. Axillary scale present. Upper body iridescent pink, silvery white below. Lower margin of caudal fin white.
habitats Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms; also in sheltered estuaries. Feeds mainly on crustaceans and small fishes. Principal catch in the Taiwanese pair-trawl fishery off the coast of northwestern Australia. 
Distribution Indian Ocean: Maldives, Gulf of Mannar, Sri Lanka, Andaman Sea, Strait of Malacca and northwestern Australia. Western Pacific: southern Japan to northeastern Australia. Taiwan: South, North-East, West.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.