Scientific Name
Odontanthias rhodopeplus  
Odontanthias rhodopeplus紅衣齒花鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1872) Depth 50 - 100M
Chinese 紅衣齒花鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 紅衣牙花鮨 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  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 Celebes 
Synonyms Anthias rhodopeplus, Holanthias rhodopeplus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056322. FRIP20085. NMMBP02415. NTMP0075. NTMP0616. NTMP0620.  
Common Name Perchlet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal continuing, dorsal fin with X spines and 13-14 soft rays, the III longer than IV obviously; anterior rays elongate as silk; anal fin with III spines and 7 soft rays; pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral fin shorter than head length; caudal fin forked. Gill rakers 10-14 on the upper limb, 22-28 on lower limb, body covered with ctenoid scales, lateral line scales 30-32. Body reddish brown, body lateral scales with a white dot, snout to pectoral fin base with a yellow band; caudal fin base with a dark horizontal band.
habitats Inhabit deeper rocky reef, pelagic, others unclear. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan to Celebes, Indonesia. 
Utility Small grouper, not commercial species, rarely, edible.