Scientific Name
Pentapodus caninus  
Pentapodus caninus犬牙錐齒鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1830) Depth 3 - 30M
Chinese 犬牙錐齒鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金線魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F376 Nemipteridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 犬牙錐齒鯛 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅尾冬仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Hong Kong 
Synonyms Heterognathodon hellmuthii, Heterognathodon macrurus, Heterognathodon microdon, Pentapodus macrurus, Pentapodus microdon, Pentapus formulosus, Scolopsides caninus   
Reference   Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 Russell, B. C. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055851. ASIZP0057486. ASIZP0057543. ASIZP0072469. ASIZP0805155. ASIZP0915159. NMMBP04478.  
Common Name Redfin mid-water bream; Small-toothed threadfin-bream; Small-toothed whiptail; Canine-toothed mid-water bream; Bream; Big-tailed besugo 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7 ; pectoral-fin rays13-15. Head scales reaching forward to or just in front of level of anterior nostrils. Scaled area between nostrils with a distinct naked medial wedge-shaped notch. Suborbital scaly posteriorly. Lower limb of preopercle with 2 or 3 scale rows. Pelvic fins moderately long, reaching to or almost to level of anus. Upper lobe of caudal fin slightly longer than lower. Axillary scale present. Upper body pale blue, lower whitish.
habitats Usually found close to the bottom over coral reef areas. Feeds on small fishes and larger zooplankton, as well as on benthic organisms. Occurs solitary or in small groups. 
Distribution Western Pacific: including New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Palau, southern Japan, Philippines and Indonesia. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu. 
Utility Subsistence fishery species.