Scientific Name
Miichthys miiuy  
Miichthys miiuy鮸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Basilewsky, 1855) Depth 15 - 70M
Chinese Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石首魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F381 Sciaenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鮸 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鮸仔、敏魚、米魚、水鮸仔 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality China 
Synonyms Argyrosomus miiuy, Miichthys imbricatus, Nibea imbricata, Otolithus fauvelii, Sciaena miiuy   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  Basilewsky, M.S. 1852 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060418. ASIZP0063556. ASIZP0073976. ASIZP0700048. ASIZP0700402. ASIZP0804918. ASIZP0914918. NMMBP06674. NTUM00859. NTUM00860. NTUM07211. NTUM07242. NTUM07402. NTUM07456.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Mi-iuy croaker 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin IX, I, 28-30; anal fin II, 7-8; pectoral fin I, 20-22; pelvic fin I, 5; lateral-line scales 49-53; gill-rakers 5-6 + 9-13.Body elongated and compressed. Mouth large, terminal and oblique, length of upper jaw about equal to lower jaw. Upper jaw with outer row enlarged as canine teeth, lower jaw with inner row of enlarged teeth and outer row of anterior teeth crowded together. 5 marginal pores, 3 needle-point size rostral pores; 4 mental pores, posterior pore larger than anterior pore. Gill raker slender. Sagitta morphology referred to as the Miichthys form. Sagitta elongated round with umbo on posterior 3/4 of outer surface; inner (medial) surface with a tadpole-shaped impression, which head heart shaped and tail bended at right angle. The top of pectoral fin below tip of gill cover; origin of pelvic-fin behind top of pectoral fin and dorsal fin origin. Caudal fin rhomboid. The linings of body cavity light brown. Swim-bladder morphology referred to as the Miichthys form, swimbladder carrot-shaped with a series 34-35 pairs of appendages, divided in dorsal and ventral limbs, no appendages enter the head; dorsal limb branched in a wing manner.Color: Body brown; spinous dorsal fin brown with dark brown margin; soft-ray dorsal fin brown at lower half and blackish brown at upper half, at center with a row of dark spots; caudal fin brown with darker margin; anal, pelvic and pectoral fins brown. The linings of the mouth orange, gill chamber orange and brown.
habitats Inhabits coastal waters, with mud to sandy mud bottoms. 
Distribution North, North-East, Weast 
Utility Foodfish.