Scientific Name
Nemipterus hexodon  
Nemipterus hexodon六齒金線魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) Depth 10 - 80M
Chinese 六齒金線魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金線魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F376 Nemipteridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 六齒金線魚 
Max Length 21 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 金線鰱、虹色金線魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Timor 
Synonyms Dentex hexodon, Dentex notatus, Dentex ruber, Dentex taeniopterus, Nemipterus hexadon, Synagris hexodon   
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  Russell, B. C. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055803. NMMBP01891. NMMBP04762. NTUM00983. NTUM01167.  
Common Name Ornate threadfin-bream; Ocellated butterfly-bream; Rainbow perch; Ornate threadfin bream; Yellow-banded butterfly-bream; Gold perch 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays16-17. Body depth 2.66 to 3.01 times in standard length. Suborbital spine absent. Preopercle with 3 transverse scale rows. Pectoral fins long, reaching to or beyond level of anus. Pelvic fins very long, reaching to or just beyond level of anus. A line drawn up from posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile at about 2 to 6 scale rows before origin of dorsal fin. Upper lobe of caudal fin slightly longer than lower, tipped with yellow. Females predominate at small sizes, males at larger sizes. Axillary scale present. Upper body pinkish, silvery white below.
habitats Occurs on mud or sand bottoms. Most abundant in depths of 20 to 50 m. Feeds mainly on small shrimps, squid, small fishes and benthic animals. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Andaman Sea to the Solomon Islands. Taiwan: South.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.