Scientific Name
Plesiops corallicola  
Plesiops corallicola珊瑚七夕魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1853 Depth 3 - 45M
Chinese 珊瑚七夕魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 七夕魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F344 Plesiopidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 珊瑚鮗 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 七夕魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Sumatra 
Synonyms Plesiops nigricans   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Bleeker, P. 1853 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055189. ASIZP0055200. ASIZP0057941. ASIZP0063537. ASIZP0802450. ASIZP0912450. NMMBP05559. NMMBP05560. NMMSTP00008. NTUM06173. NTUM06194.  
Common Name Redspined devilfish; Ocellated prettyfin; Bluegill longfin 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slightly compressed. Snout short. A single dorsal fin with XII spines and 7 segmented rays, with deeply incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 8 segmented rays; pectoral fins with 20 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 4 segmented rays; caudal fin 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. Coloration can vary from pale gray with black blotches and blue dots to an almost uniformly black except for the ever-present blue ocellus on the edge of its operculum.
habitats Benthic species which occurs inshore. Relatively common on reef flats, searching under rocks or in crevices for small fishes and crustaceans which serve as food. Common, but hidden in holes by day. Ventures out to feed on small invertebrates and fishes at 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Madagascar to the Line Islands; north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and Tonga. Throughout Micronesia.  
Utility Aquarium fishes.