Scientific Name
Uranoscopus bicinctus  
Uranoscopus bicinctus雙斑鰧
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Temminck & Schlegel, 1843 Depth 15 - 100M
Chinese 雙斑鰧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰧科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F443 Uranoscopidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 雙斑鰧 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 大頭丁、眼鏡魚、含笑、向天虎、雙斑瞻星魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List AMNH90090. ASIZP0055252. ASIZP0062558. ASIZP0062559. ASIZP0062560. ASIZP0063620. ASIZP0063639. ASIZP0064717. ASIZP0064881. ASIZP0064894. ASIZP0064981. ASIZP0065077. ASIZP0065977. ASIZP0070783. ASIZP0080836. ASIZP0800037. ASIZP0800038. ASIZP0800269. ASIZP0800270. ASIZP0800271. ASIZP0800642. ASIZP0807572. ASIZP0900386. ASIZP0900387. ASIZP0900388. ASIZP0901233. ASIZP0901247. ASIZP0910037. ASIZP0910038. ASIZP0910269. ASIZP0910270. ASIZP0910271. ASIZP0910642. ASIZP0917572. FRIP20386. NMMBP03311. NMMBP08770. NTUM00053Paratype. ...List all 46 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-05-31,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-05-31,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-30,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Marbled stargazer 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Head and body depressed, compressed posteriorly. Top of head with bony tubercles, shallowly concave. Depression on interorbital space not exending to line connecting posterior rims of orbits. Lower edge of preoperculum with 4 spines. Cleithral spine large and stout. Posterior nostril silt-like. Respiratory valve inside lower jaw with a long, orange, worm-like appendage. Two dorsal fins, the first fin black with white area at base and with IV or V weak spines, the second dorsal fin with 12 or 13 soft rays; anal-fin rays 13. Body dark brown with 3 distinct broad black bands.
habitats Found above 100 m on sandy gravel bottom. Lives on muddy substrates and rarely observed. Hides in sandy bottoms and sucks up animals with sand and debris into the mouth. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from India east to Indochina, then north to Japan and China to the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. It is found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility No commercial value.