Scientific Name
Belonoperca chabanaudi  
Belonoperca chabanaudi查氏鱵鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Fowler & Bean, 1930 Depth 4 - 30M
Chinese 查氏鱵鱸 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 查氏鱵鱸 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 箭頭肥皂魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Celebes 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Fowler, H.W. etc. 1930 Randall, J. E. etc. 1980 Randall, J. E. etc. 1980 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055127.  
Common Name Arrow-headed soapfish; Chabanaud's soapfish; Arrowhead soapfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Separated dorsal fins; first dorsal fin with VIII-IX spiョes  second dorsal fin with 10 soft rays; fin with II spines and 8 soft rays. Gill rakers 6-8 + 13-15 on first gill arch lateral-line scales 69-76. Body brown in color (may also be dusky bluish grey to almost black, caudal peduncle with saddle-like yellow spot; large ocellated black spot on spinous dorsal. Standard length is 3.5-3.9 times of body deep.
habitats Inhabit in steep slop of coral reef area with 4-50m depth. Stay in cave and crevice. Nocturnal species. Produces the skin toxin grammistin when threatened. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. South Taiwan. 
Utility No for food due to it's poisonous.