Scientific Name
Plesiops nakaharae
Plesiops nakaharae仲原氏七夕魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Tanaka, 1917 Depth - M
Chinese 仲原氏七夕魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 七夕魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F344 Plesiopidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 仲原氏鮗 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 七夕魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Tomita, Ise Prov., probably from the coast of either Shima or Kii (Kisyu), Wakayama Pref., Japan 
Synonyms Pharopteryx nakaharae, Plesiops nakaharai, Plesiops nakaharoe   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Tanaka, S. 1917 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055199. ASIZP0060444.  
Common Name Nakahara's 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. Body and fins uniformly dark, and each scale with white or pale spot; preoperculum with small black spots. Posterior of caudal fin with narrow white band.
habitats Occur in coastal rocky reefs. Feed on small fishes and crustaceans.  
Distribution Distributed in the northwest Pacific, including eastern coast of central Japan, from Izu Islands to Kochi, and Taiwan. It is found in eastern and northern Taiwanese waters. It is found in southwestern, southern and eastern Taiwanese waters; and Lanyu, sou 
Utility No commercial value.