Scientific Name
Stalix sheni  
Stalix sheni沈氏叉棘魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Smith-Vaniz, 1989 Depth 80 - 120M
Chinese 沈氏叉棘魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 後頜魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F346 Opistognathidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 沈氏叉棘鰧 
Max Length 4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 叉棘鱚、狗旗仔 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tai-chi, Taiwan, 24°45'N, 122°15'E, 80-120 m 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2003)  Smith-Vaniz, W. F. 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 陳春暉 2004 
Specimen List NTUM07520.  
Common Name Jawfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slightly compressed. Head large and blunt. Eyes relatively large and high on head. 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 12 rays, tip of anterior dorsal spines Y-shaped; anal fin with II spines and 11 rays; caudal fin rounded. Body pale yellowish brown; head brown; fins pale yellow; membranes between 5th to 8th dorsal-fin spine with a white-edged dark blotch.
habitats Occur in relatively shallow depths on sandy substrates adjacent to coral reefs. 
Distribution Found in northeastern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.