Scientific Name
Belonepterygion fasciolatum  
Belonepterygion fasciolatum橫帶針翅鮗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Ogilby, 1889) Depth 0 - 2M
Chinese 橫帶針翅鮗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 七夕魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F344 Plesiopidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 橫帶針翅鮗 
Max Length 4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 針鰭鮗、黑七夕魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Lord Howe I. 
Synonyms Acanthoclinus fasciolatus, Belonepterygion fasciatus, Ernogrammoides fasciatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Ogilby, J. D. 1889 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054887. ASIZP0057516. ASIZP0058776. ASIZP0059416. ASIZP0059524. BPBMI23295. NMMSTP00269. NTOUP201207-604. RUSI35711. USNM00257878. USNM00257879. USNM00257882. USNM00257883.  
Common Name Banded spiny basslet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slightly compressed. Snout short. A single dorsal fin with XVIII spines and 5 segmented rays, with barely incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with X spines and 5 segmented rays; pectoral fins with 18-19 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 2 segmented rays. 3 Lateral lines, uppermost along back, middle one from pectoral-fin axil to base of central caudal-fin rays, lower one from just above pelvic spine base to above last anal ray. Body brown with series of narrow dark brown bars on sides; breast and lower half of head orange; a white stripe from below eye to upper pectoral fin base; fins mostly brown, the dorsal and anal becoming intensely dark posteriorly.
habitats Found in tidal pools around coral reefs and lagoons.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific including Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan and Australia. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands.  
Utility No commercial value.