Scientific Name
Pseudogramma polyacantha
Pseudogramma polyacantha多棘擬線鱸
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Bleeker, 1856) Depth 1 - 15M
Chinese 多棘擬線鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 多棘擬線鱸 
Max Length 8.6 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 擬鮗 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia 
Synonyms Gnathypops samoensis, Pseudochromis polyacanthus, Pseudogramma polyacanthum, Pseudogramma polyacanthus, Pseudorhegma diagramma, Rhegma brederi   
Reference Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Bleeker, P. 1856 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0073554. ASIZP0074246. ASIZP0080256. ASIZP0080262. ASIZP0806103. ASIZP0916103. NTOUP201207-720.  
Common Name Palespotted podge; Pales-potted podge; One-spot dottyback; Honeycomb podge 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VII-VIII spines and 19-22 soft rays ; Anal fin with III spines; and 15-18 soft rays; Vertebrae: 25-27. Brownish with dusky reticulations. No dermal flap or small tentacle dorsally on eye. Two large pores in interorbital space, one on each side close to the edge of the orbit. Tubular anterior nostril near the edge of the snout at the base of the upper lip, the tube not long when laid back reaching almost half way to posterior nostril. Second lateral line not fully developed. Longitudinal scale series 46-50.
habitats Secretive; lives among corals of shallow reef flats and lagoons. Also found under dead coral pieces but quickly sneaks away when looking underneath. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Small perchlet, not commercial species.