Scientific Name
Acanthoplesiops hiatti  
Acanthoplesiops hiatti海氏若棘鮗
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Schultz, 1953 Depth 0 - 18M
Chinese 海氏若棘鮗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 七夕魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F344 Plesiopidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 海氏若棘鮗 
Max Length 2.1 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 棘銀寶魚、黑七夕魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ocean reef in surf off Eniwetok I., Rongerik Atoll, w. Pacific 
Reference 墾丁國家公園海域-魚類圖鑑(邵等,1992);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Schultz, L.P. etc. 1953 
Specimen List
Common Name Hiatt's basslet; Hiatt's longfin 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slightly compressed. Snout short. Operculum with 2 flat spines. A single dorsal fin with XIX-XXI spines and 3-5 segmented rays, with barely incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with VIII- X spines and 3-5 segmented rays; pectoral fins with 17 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 2 segmented rays. One incomple lateral line, reaching behind pectoral fin. Body nearly all black, but a thin white line over the back from the tip of the snout and along the tips of the dorsal fin spines; dorsal, anal, pelvic and caudal fins with yellow margin; a white spot on base of pectoral fin.
habitats Found in shallow wave-washed seaward reefs. Also in sheltered rubble reef slopes to at least 20 m depth. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific, including Taiwan, Philippines, Moluccas, southern Japan, Izu Islands, and Marshall Islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters; and Lyudao, southeastern Taiwan.  
Utility No commercial value.