Scientific Name
Nemipterus japonicus  
Nemipterus japonicus日本金線魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1791) Depth 5 - 80M
Chinese 日本金線魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金線魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F376 Nemipteridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本金線魚 
Max Length 32 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 金線鰱、番紅姑鯉(澎湖)、竹鋒仔(臺南安平) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Cantharus filamentosus, Coryphaena lutea, Dentex blochii, Dentex striatus, Dentex tambulus, Heterognathodon flaviventris, Nemipterus japonica, Nemipterus japonicas, Nemipterus luteus, Sparus japonicus, Synagris flavolinea, Synagris grammicus, Synagris japonicus ...all 13..  
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 ASIZP0055346. ASIZP0055432. ASIZP0055433. ASIZP0060828. ASIZP0063649. ASIZP0064774. ASIZP0076131. ASIZP0076132. ASIZP0079040. ASIZP0700037. ASIZP0800427. ASIZP0807049. ASIZP0807050. ASIZP0901256. ASIZP0910427. ASIZP0917049. ASIZP0917050. FRIP00732. NMMBP03800. NMMBP04938. NMMBP04939. NMMBP05016. NMMBP05017. NMMSTP01574. NMNSF00852. NTMP0642. NTUM07574. ZMH16109.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Threadfin; Bream; Japanese threadfin bream; Melon coat 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays17-18. Body depth 2.8 to 3.08 times in standard length. Eleven to twelve pale golden-yellow stripes along body from behind head to base of caudal fin. A prominent red-suffused yellow blotch below origin of lateral line. Pectoral fins very long, reaching to or just beyond level of origin of anal fin. Caudal fin moderately forked, upper lobe slightly longer than lower and produced into a short or moderately long filament. Three transverse scale rows on preopercle. Axillary scale present. Upper body pinkish, silvery below.
habitats Very abundant in coastal waters, found on mud or sand bottoms, usually in schools. Feeds mainly on small fishes, crustaceans, mollusks, polycheates and echinoderms. Marketed mainly fresh, but also frozen, steamed, dried-salted, dry-smoked, fermented or ma 
Distribution Indo-Pacific. A report on Nemipterus japonicus as a Red Sea immigrant into the Mediterranean is unconfirmed. Likewise, a record of this species from northwestern Australia is unfounded. Taiwan: Penghu, West.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.