Scientific Name
Pentapodus nagasakiensis  
Pentapodus nagasakiensis長崎錐齒鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Tanaka, 1915) Depth 15 - 100M
Chinese 長崎錐齒鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金線魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F376 Nemipteridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 長崎錐齒鯛 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 日本紅姑魚、紅肉魚(臺東)、龍占舅(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Leptoscolopsis nagasakiensis   
Reference   Russell, B. C. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055680. ASIZP0057717. ASIZP0059768. ASIZP0060212. ASIZP0062615. ASIZP0066655. ASIZP0070088. ASIZP0801870. ASIZP0802494. ASIZP0802495. ASIZP0804341. ASIZP0911870. ASIZP0912494. ASIZP0912495. ASIZP0914341. FRIP20118. FRIP21027. FRIP21583. FRIP22127. NMMBP03297. NMMSTP00701. NTUM06400. RUSI35118.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Big-eyed whiptail; Japanese whiptail; Japanese butterfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays15-17. Body depth 3.5 to 4.4 times in standard length. Head scales reaching forward to between level of anterior margin of eyes and posterior nostrils. Suborbital naked. Lower limb of preopercle naked. Pelvic fins moderately long, reaching to or almost to level of anus. Lobes of caudal fin pointed, more or less equal in length. Axillary scale present. Upper half of body yellowish, lower half whitish.
habitats Sporadic distribution, but mostly in deeper offshore waters. Sometimes enters shallow estuaries or harbors. Feeds on small shrimps. 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Japan, South China Sea, Indonesia and northwestern Australia. Taiwan: South  
Utility Subsistence fishery species.