Scientific Name
Parapriacanthus ransonneti  
Parapriacanthus ransonneti雷氏充金眼鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Steindachner, 1870 Depth 1 - 36M
Chinese 雷氏充金眼鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬金眼鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F383 Pempheridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 紅海副單鰭魚 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大面側仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Parapempheris argenteus, Parapriacanthus beryciformis, Parapriacanthus guentheri, Parapriacanthus gunetheri, Parapriacanthus ransonnari, Parapriacanthus unwini, Pempherichthys guentheri, Pempheris unwini   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001);Fishbase(2003)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058684. ASIZP0058907. ASIZP0073046. FRIP00806. FRIP00807. FRIP01315. FRIP20119. NMMSTP00489.  
Common Name Pigmy sweeper; Slender sweeper; Golden sweeper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, its depth 36% SL or less. Eye large, without adipose lid. Snout short. Opercular spines short and blunt. Dorsal fin very short, usually higher than long, much shorter than anal-fin base and in advance of anal-fin origin, with V narrow spines and 8 to 10 soft rays; anal-fin base long, with III spines and 20 to 21 soft rays; caudal fin shallowly forked; pectoral fins with 16 rays. Lateral line extending about half-way along middle caudal-fin rays, with 63 to 79 scales. A luminous organ present on lower side behind pectoral fin. Body pinkish, flanks silvery, iridescent; both tips of caudal fin blackish.
habitats Found in large groups under coral overhangs and in caves. Feeds on zooplankton at night. 
Distribution Commonly distributed in tropical and subtropical coastal waters of Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea south to Transkei, South Africa and east to the Marshall Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. It is a common species in Taiwan except easter 
Utility No commercial value.