Scientific Name
Scolopsis margaritifera  
Scolopsis margaritifera珠斑眶棘鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1830) Depth 3 - 20M
Chinese 珠斑眶棘鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金線魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F376 Nemipteridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 珠斑眶棘鱸 
Max Length 28 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 珠斑赤尾冬、紅尾冬仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、PonFu、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Waigiu 
Synonyms Scolopsides leucotaenia, Scolopsides leucotaenioides, Scolopsides margaritifer, Scolopsides pectinatus, Scolopsis leucotaenia, Scolopsis macrophthalmus, Scolopsis margaritifer   
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 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List FRIP20368. NMMBP00952. NMMBP04033. NTUM01182.  
Common Name Pearly monocle bream; Pearly monocle-bream; Pearly spinecheek; Pearly spine-cheek; Margarite's spinecheek 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays14-15. Body depth 2.4 to 3.8 times in standard length. Head scales reaching to or almost to posterior nostrils. Lower limb of preopercle scaly. Antrorse suborbital spine absent. Pelvic fins long, reaching almost to or beyond level of origin of anal fin. Upper body olive, white below. 2 pearly white stripes on snout in front of eyes. Lower lobe of caudal fin reddish. Juveniles white, with a narrow black stripe along back and black midlateral stripe. Some with a yellowish ventral surface. Presence of a black spot between first four dorsal spines.
habitats Found on sand bottoms close to reefs. Feeds on crustaceans, polychaete worms, mollusks and small fishes.  
Distribution Western Pacific: South China Sea to Vanuatu and northwestern Australia. Taiwan: South, Penghu, North-East.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.