Scientific Name
Scolopsis xenochroa
Scolopsis xenochroa欖斑眶棘鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Günther, 1872 Depth 5 - 50M
Chinese 欖斑眶棘鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金線魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F376 Nemipteridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 藍帶眶棘鱸 
Max Length 22 cm TL  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 欖斑赤尾冬、紅尾冬仔、月白(臺東)、龍占舅(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Misol Is., Indonesia 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);A review of the genus Scolopsis of nemipterid fishes, with descriptions of three new records from Taiwan(Shen, 1997)  Günther, A. 1872 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Shen, S.-C. 1997 
Specimen List ASIZP0055678. ASIZP0055820. ASIZP0057707. ASIZP0058851. ASIZP0059568. ASIZP0063455. ASIZP0063484. ASIZP0071235. ASIZP0073616. ASIZP0805831. ASIZP0806165. ASIZP0915831. ASIZP0916165.  
Common Name Olive-spotted monocle-bream; Pearl-streaked monocle bream; Oblique-barred monocle bream 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7 ; pectoral-fin rays15. Body depth 3.1 times in standard length. Head scales reaching forward to between level of anterior margin of eyes and posterior nostrils. Lower limb of preopercle scaly. Antrorse suborbital spine present beneath eye. Pelvic fins moderately long, reaching to or almost to level of anus. Upper body greyish-brown, silvery-white below. A pearly-blue streak from behind eye along dorsal fin base. An oblique, brown-edged pearly-blue bar above the pectoral base. An elongate white blotch below lateral line on posterior half of body, a yellowish tinge above this blotch. Snout dusky and a black blotch on opercle.
habitats Coastal to outer reef slopes, around rocky-rubble and seaweed areas as well as coral reefs. Usually in small groups. Feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: including the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Andaman Sea and northwestern Australia; Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, northeastern Australia and the Solomon Islands. Taiwan: South, Lanyu, Lyudo.  
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.