Scientific Name
Grammistes sexlineatus  
Grammistes sexlineatus六線黑鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Thunberg, 1792) Depth 1 - 50M
Chinese 六線黑鱸 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 六帶線紋魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 包公、皂魚(臺東)、黑包公(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Grammistes orientalis, Perca sexlineata, Sciaena vittata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Smith, M. M. etc. 1986 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 Baldwin, C.C. etc. 1991 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056529. ASIZP0057466. ASIZP0058586. ASIZP0058663. ASIZP0059368. ASIZP0060569. ASIZP0060600. ASIZP0061587. ASIZP0070943. ASIZP0071184. ASIZP0700318. ASIZP0804117. ASIZP0914117. ASIZP0916929. FRIP21204. FRIP21848. FRIP22248. FRIP22346. NMMBP01191. NMMBP02945. NMMBP03134. NMMBP03208. NMMBP03251. NMMBP05230. NMMBP05518. NMMBP05694. NMMBP08508. NMMSTP00882. NTMP0391. NTOUP200611-839. NTOUP201203-028. NTOUP201203-061. NTUM02137. NTUM04433. NTUM06192. NTUM06200. NTUM06343. ...List all 59 records... 
Common Name Skunkfish; Sixstripe soapfish; Soapfish; Sixline soapfish; Yellowstriped soapfish; Chain-gang sea bass; Black and white striped soapfish; Goldstriped soapfish; Goldenstriped soapfish; Golden-striped soapfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays VII, 13-14; anal rays II, 9; pectoral rays 16-18. Gill raker 1-3 pn upper limb, 7-9 on lower limb, excluding rudim・nts lateral line scales 60-72; scales cycliod, embedded; body depth 2.3-2.8; head length 2.3-2.7 in standard length; preopercle with 2 to 4 short broad-based spines; subopercle and interopercle smooth; nasal organ vertically elongate, the lamellae horizontal. Body dark brown with yellow stripes; small juveniles with spots, specimens up to 5 cm SL with 3 stripes, specimens at least 8 cm SL with 6 stripes, the number of stripes increases and may break into a series of dashes in large adults.
habitats A shallow-reef species generally seen hiding beneath ledges and small caves during daytime. Small juveniles have only two white stripes, dividing with growth into numerous lines. The lines break-up into dashes and spots when adult. Feeds on fishes. Has to 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific and Red sea; to the Marquesan and Mangaréva islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Zealand; throughout Micronesia. In around of Taiwan. 
Utility It can not be used for food due to it's toxic grammistin, ornated stripe make it as an aquarium species.