Scientific Name
Trichonotus setiger  
Pronounce  
Trichonotus setiger絲鰭鱚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Depth 3 - 20M
Chinese 絲鰭鱚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 絲鰭鱚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F437 Trichonotidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 毛背魚 
Max Length 22 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 沙鰍 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、LanI Is. 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Eastern India 
Synonyms Trachinotus setigerus, Trichonotus setigerus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055301. ASIZP0056510. ASIZP0058704. ASIZP0060761. ASIZP0062814. ASIZP0074168. ASIZP0076030. ASIZP0078464. ASIZP0807284. ASIZP0917284. FRIP01168. NMMBP02756. NMMBP09045. NMNSF00380. NTUM04318. NTUM04319. NTUM04320. NTUM04321. NTUM05243. NTUM05669. USNM00340448.  
Barcode2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Spotted sand-diver; Blue-spotted sand-diver; Hairfin 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Elongate, compressed posteriorly. Eye with dorsal iris flap consisting of numerous elongate strands extending ventrally. Snout pointed. Lower jaw with fleshy extension and projecting beyond upper jaw. Dorsal fin single, continuous, with V to VII spines and 39 to 41 soft rays; anal fin with I spine and 34 to 36 soft rays. Lateral-line scales 52 to 55. Males generally whitish with about 10 brown bars on side and smaller saddles or spots on back between bars; body and median fins with longitudinal rows of small blue to white spots. Females whitish with a pair of longitudinal rows of blue to brown spots; a blackish spot on anterior part of dorsal fin.
habitats Found in steep sand slopes in large aggregations. Hovers above clean sandy bottoms; darts into the sand when disturbed. Usually slightly silty habitat. Usually seen resting on substrate, leaving substrate to grab prey from zooplankton floating over, or wh 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific. It is found in southwestern, southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility No commercial value.