Scientific Name
Opistognathus hongkongiensis  
Opistognathus hongkongiensis香港後頜魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Chan, 1968 Depth 10 - 30M
Chinese 香港後頜魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 後頜魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F346 Opistognathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 香港後頜鰧 
Max Length 14.4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 後頜鱚、狗旗仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality About 20 mi. south of Hong Kong, ca. 30 fms 
Synonyms Opisthognathus hongkongiensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2003)  Chan, W. L. 1968 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0059493. ASIZP0073200. ASIZP0073201. ASIZP0805675. ASIZP0805676. ASIZP0915675. ASIZP0915676. NMMBP04071. NTUM06177. NTUM06178. NTUM07112.  
Barcode2012-08-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-08-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Hongkong's jawfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slightly compressed. Head large and blunt. Eyes relatively large and high on head. Mouth large; Posterior end of upper jaw not reaching opercle. Moderate canine-like teeth in a single row along sides of jaws. Dorsal fin shallowly notched between spinous and soft portions, with XI spines and 11 rays; anal fin with II spines and 10 rays; caudal fin rounded. Body pale yellowish brown, head dark brown; 7 or 8 vertical dark bands on sides. Fins pale or pale yellowish, with blackish margins.
habitats Occur in relatively shallow depths on sandy substrates adjacent to coral reefs. Feed on crustaceans, zooplankton and other invertebrate prey. 
Distribution Found in South China Sea to Taiwan and also found in northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.