Scientific Name
Acanthoplesiops psilogaster  
Acanthoplesiops psilogaster滑腹若棘鮗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Hardy, 1985 Depth 0 - 12M
Chinese 滑腹若棘鮗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 七夕魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F344 Plesiopidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 滑腹若棘鮗 
Max Length 2.26 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 棘銀寶魚、黑七夕魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Ch'uan-fan-shih, Taiwan 
Synonyms Acanthoplesiops hiatti   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Hardy, G. S. 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List BPBMI23296Paratype. USNM00257871Paratype. USNM00257872Holotype. USNM00257873Paratype. USNM00276528Paratype.  
Common Name Spiny basslet 
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-XX spines and 4-5 segmented rays, with barely incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with VII-VIII spines and 4-5 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 depthof 9 to 12m.  
Distribution Known only from southern Japan, Taiwan, and Philippines. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.