Scientific Name
Rhabdosargus sarba  
Rhabdosargus sarba平鯛
by: Chen, Chia-Jung
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 1 - 60M
Chinese 平鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F378 Sparidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 平鯛 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 黃錫鯛、枋頭、邦頭(澎湖)、枋頭(澎湖)、白嘉鱲(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、South West、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Austrosparus sarba, Chrysophrys aries, Chrysophrys chrysargyra, Chrysophrys haffara, Chrysophrys natalensis, Chrysophrys sarba, Diplodus auriventris, Diplodus nigrofasciatus, Diplodus sarba, Rhabdosargus auriventris, Rhadosarga sarda, Sargus auriventris, Sparus aries ...all 19..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Forsskål, P. 1775 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 陳康青 1996 
Specimen List ASIZP0055435. ASIZP0058737. ASIZP0060820. ASIZP0062229. ASIZP0062855. ASIZP0064668. ASIZP0071068. ASIZP0072810. ASIZP0073289. ASIZP0074059. ASIZP0074080. ASIZP0076185. ASIZP0076186. ASIZP0079026. ASIZP0800473. ASIZP0804261. ASIZP0805481. ASIZP0805764. ASIZP0807098. ASIZP0807099. ASIZP0910473. ASIZP0915481. ASIZP0915764. ASIZP0917098. ASIZP0917099. MTP0172. NMMBP00943. NMMBP05068. NMMBP06311. NMMSTP00403. NMNSF00197. NTMP0295. NTMP1173. USNM00192899.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-10-15,張家豪,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Silver sea bream; Natal stumpnose; Silver bream; Yellowfin bream; Yellow fin bream; Tarwhine; Goldlined seabream; Gold-line sea bream; Goldloned seabream 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and with 7-8 soft rays, 4th and 5th longest; anal fin with III spines and 10-11 soft rays. Anal fin small,2nd strong. Caudal fin forked. Body silver grey. side with light blue band. Bright yellow mark above the pelvic base. Caudal fin major light grey, only lower part light yellow.
habitats Inhabits coastal waters. Abundant in shallow water and often caught at the surf-line or in rock pools. Larger, solitary fish sometimes enter brackish mangrove areas. Juveniles in estuaries move into deeper water with growth. Often in schools. Feeds on ben 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Japan, China, and Australia. 
Utility commercial species; aquaculture species; edible.