Scientific Name
Serranocirrhitus latus  
Serranocirrhitus latus寬身花鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Watanabe, 1949 Depth 15 - 70M
Chinese 寬身花鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 伊豆鮨 
Max Length 13 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 花鱸 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ryukyu 
Synonyms Dactylanthias mcmichaeli   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Randall, J. E. etc. 1978 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List NTUM05659.  
Common Name Hawkfish anthias 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X spines and 18-20rays; the 10th spine longer than front ones; anal fin with III spines and 7 soft rays; pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral fin middle rays longer than otehrs; caudal fin lunate. Body covered small ctenoid scales; lateral line scales 33-38. First gill arch with 10 gill -rakers on upper limb, 23 on lower limb.Body pink to deep purple, scales with yellow dot, bigger on back side; eye around radial yellow stripe, operculum with yellow cyclo-spot on upper edge. Dorsal fin yellow; caudal fin pinkish, upper and lower side with yellow stripe, other fins pink.
habitats Occurs inshore near coral reefs. Also occurs in small groups near caves, ledges and drop-offs. Also a solitary species, sometimes in loose aggregations. Secretive, swims upside-down. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Japan and Taiwan south to New Caledonia, Fiji, and the Great Barrier Reef; Palau in Micronesia. 
Utility Small perchlet, not commercial food species, common in aquarium.