Scientific Name
Amsichthys knighti
Amsichthys knighti奈氏魚雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Allen, 1987) Depth 25 - 40M
Chinese 奈氏魚雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F342 Pseudochromidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 奈氏魚雀鯛 
Max Length 6 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 擬鮗 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Number 8 Ribbon Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, 14°58'S, 145°44'E, 25-40 m 
Synonyms Pseudoplesiops knighti   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Allen, G. R. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060581. NMMBP03121.  
Common Name Knight's dottyback 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate. Dorsal fin with II slender spines and 23 or 24 rays; anal fin with I to III spines and 13 to 15 rays; caudal fin rounded; pectoral fins with 16 to 18 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 4 rays. Lateral line represented by a single tubed scale at gill opening, followed by an intermittent series of centrally pitted scales extending beneath base of dorsal fin, and a second intermittent series of centrally pitted scales on caudal peduncle; transverse scale rows from upper edge of gill opening to base of caudal base 30 to 33. Predorsal scales 8 to 10, extending forward almost to above middle of eyes. Scales with radii in anterior field only; posterior body scales ctenoid. Colour varies from bright yellow to brown; perimeter of eye often narrowly blue or purple.
habitats Found in coastal reef slopes amongst algae boulder habitat to about 20 m depth; also inhabits inshore reefs. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from Taiwan, Philippines to northern Australia (including Western Australia) and Papua New Guinea. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters; and Lyudao, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.