Scientific Name
Odontanthias katayamai
Odontanthias katayamai片山氏齒花鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Randall, Maugé & Plessis 1979) Depth 50 - 100M
Chinese 片山氏齒花鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 金點牙花鮨 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱸、海金魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Northwest of Haputu Point, Guam, Mariana Islands, western Pacific 
Synonyms Anthias chrysostictus, Holanthias chrysostictus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Günther, A. 1872 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054535.  
Common Name Golden swallowtail 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin continuing, doral fin with X spines & 16-17 soft rays; the third spine short than fourthy; the third ray quite elongate; anal fin with III spines & 7 soft rays; the second ray also elongate as fila ment. Lateral-line scales 36-41; gill rakers 12-13 on upper limb, 27-30 on lower limb of first gill arch. Body depth 2.1-2.3 times in standard length. Reddish orange body, white abdomen, dispersal dot on side, each fins are yellowish, caudal fin is reddish on the edge.
habitats Inhabit deeper rocky reef, pelagic. Ecological behavior is unclear. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Taiwan and southern Japan. 
Utility Small grouper, not commercial species, edible.