Scientific Name
Niphon spinosus  
Niphon spinosus東洋鱸
by: ©Ryu Asaoka
Author Cuvier, 1828 Depth 50 - 140M
Chinese 東洋鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 東洋鱸 
Max Length 100 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鱠仔 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  楊鴻嘉 1980 Johnson, G.D. 1983 Johnson, G.D. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0072889. ASIZP0072890. ASIZP0072891. ASIZP0072892. ASIZP0072893. ASIZP0805518. ASIZP0805519. ASIZP0805520. ASIZP0805521. ASIZP0805522. ASIZP0915518.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Sawedged perch; Ara 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Two dorsal fins, spines VII, soft rays 12; anal rays III, 8. Body covered with small ctenoid scales, lateral-line scales 84-93, lateral-line series 140-163. First gill arch with gill rakers 7-9 on upper limb, 13-16 on lower limb. Body back is purplish grey, abdomen silver white. Caudal fin white in the edge.
habitats Inhabit deeper rocky reef near continental shelf, about 100m depth. Spawning during summer, carnivorous, feed on fishes and other invertebrates. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan to the Philippines. 
Utility Commercial speceis, but not usually caught.