Scientific Name
Beliops batanensis  
Beliops batanensis菲律賓針鰭鮗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Smith-Vaniz & Johnson, 1990 Depth 9 - 12M
Chinese 菲律賓針鰭鮗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 七夕魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F344 Plesiopidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 菲律賓針鰭鮗 
Max Length 2.11 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 銀寶魚、黑七夕魚 
Distribution in World Middle West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Batan, Philippines 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Smith-Vaniz, W. F. etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Spiny basslet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slightly compressed. Snout short. Posterior body scales with membranous flaps and ctenii. A single dorsal fin with XX spines and 2 segmented rays, with barely incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with XI spines and 2 segmented rays; pectoral with 15-16 rays and; caudal fins rounded. Lateral line disjunct and in 2 parts, with a more anterior dorsal lateral line running near dorsal-fin base, a posterior lateral line running midlaterally onto caudal peduncle. Body dark, operculum pale; a indistinct white line over the back from the tip of the snout and along the tips of the dorsal fin spines.
habitats Found in coral reef gullies. 
Distribution Known only from northern Philippines. Possibly occurring in Taiwan.  
Utility No commercial value.