Scientific Name
Parapercis tetracantha  
Parapercis tetracantha四棘擬鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1801) Depth 10 - 20M
Chinese 四棘擬鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬鱸科 Economic Fish No 
Family F435 Pinguipedidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑紋擬鱸 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 海狗甘仔、狗、舉目魚、雨傘閂、花狗母海、沙鱸、狗母梭(臺東)、花狗母(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality no locality 
Synonyms Labrus tetracanthus, Parapercis cancellata, Percis cancellata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1801 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057603. ASIZP0059522. ASIZP0066666. ASIZP0067085. ASIZP0067086. ASIZP0067384. ASIZP0067405. ASIZP0072254. ASIZP0700297. ASIZP0801873. ASIZP0802331. ASIZP0802334. ASIZP0802498. ASIZP0802744. ASIZP0802745. ASIZP0805000. ASIZP0911873. ASIZP0912331. ASIZP0912334. ASIZP0912498. ASIZP0912744. ASIZP0912745. ASIZP0915000. BPBMI23434. FRIP21025. NMMBP00899. NMMBP02168. NMMBP03129. NMMBP03343. NMMBP04107. NMMBP04557. NMMBP05044. NMMBP05045. NMMBP05046. NMMBP05427. NMMSTP00743. NMNSF00671. ...List all 44 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name White-blotched grubfish; Blackbarred sandperch; Black-banded sandperch 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate and little compressed. Head pointed; eyes often jutting slightly above dorsal profile of head, oriented as much dorsally as laterally. Mouth moderately large, protractile; recurved canine teeth in an outer row at front of jaws. Dorsal fin with V spines and 20 or 21 soft rays, deeply notched between spinous and soft-rays portions, the soft portion clearly higher than the spinous; anal fin with I spine and 16 or 17 soft rays; pectoral fins with 17 to 18 rays; caudal fin rounded. Lateral line scales 59 to 65. Body with 3 longitudinal series of large whitish spot, the dark grey-brown interspace a coarse reticulum. A dark grey-brown band from nape to interopercle containing a black ring just above gill opening. A broad dark grey-brown bar below eye. On each side of abdomen with 3 black spots.
habitats Commonly on deep coastal slopes, from the shallow rocky shore to the deep soft bottom zones. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Bay of Bengal to Japan and Indonesia. It is a common species in Taiwan except northern part. 
Utility No commercial value.