Scientific Name
Oplegnathus fasciatus  
Oplegnathus fasciatus條石鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) Depth 10 - 100M
Chinese 條石鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F401 Oplegnathidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 條石鯛 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 海膽鯛、黑嘴、硬殼仔、海膽竹(臺東)、番羊矮仔(澎湖)、石金鼓(香港) 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Scaradon fasciatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060024. ASIZP0072809. ASIZP0073202. ASIZP0073204. ASIZP0073205. ASIZP0073206. ASIZP0073285. ASIZP0073292. ASIZP0073495. ASIZP0073496. ASIZP0700336. ASIZP0700337. ASIZP0805480. ASIZP0805677. ASIZP0805679. ASIZP0805680. ASIZP0805681. ASIZP0805760. ASIZP0805767. ASIZP0915480. ASIZP0915677. ASIZP0915679. ASIZP0915680. ASIZP0915681. ASIZP0915760. ASIZP0915767. ASIZP0916039. ASIZP0916040. MTP0158.  
Barcode2012-10-15,張家豪,CO1,100% 2012-08-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-08-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-08-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-08-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Rock porgy 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, deep and compressed. Head short and snout blunt. Teeth in both jaws coalesced, forming a beak. A single dorsal fin with XI-XII spines and 17-18 rays; anal fin with III spines and 12-13 rays; caudal fin emarginate. Lateral line complete. Body yellowish brown with several black vertical bands, but head and body pale dark with black area on mouth and periphery in old adult males.
habitats Found on coastal rocky reefs, feed on benthic animals; juveniles associate with drifting seaweed, feed on zooplankton.  
Distribution Distributed in the Pacific Ocean, including Japan, Koera,Taiwan and Hawaii. It is common in coastal rocky reefs around Taiwan.  
Utility Excellent food fishes of minor importance to fisheries.