Scientific Name
Uranoscopus oligolepis  
Uranoscopus oligolepis寡鱗鰧
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1878 Depth 30 - 250M
Chinese 寡鱗鰧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰧科 Economic Fish No 
Family F443 Uranoscopidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 少鱗鰧 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大頭丁、眼鏡魚、含笑、向天虎、寡鱗瞻星魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sumatra; Java; Ambon I., Moluccas Is., Indonesia 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  Bleeker, P. 1878 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058015. ASIZP0058898. ASIZP0062418. ASIZP0062553. ASIZP0073417. ASIZP0075280. ASIZP0078595. ASIZP0078596. ASIZP0078684. ASIZP0078729. ASIZP0078730. ASIZP0078731. ASIZP0078732. ASIZP0080619. ASIZP0080631. ASIZP0700066. FRIP01179. FRIP01184. NMMBP02910. NMMBP04022. NTMP0242. NTMP0330. NTMP0579. NTMP1320. NTOU-AE6215. NTUM00021Paratype. NTUM01640. NTUM01641. NTUM03777. NTUM03778. NTUM05144. ROM71767.  
Common Name Drab nakednape 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. Scales large, 47 to 51 in longitudinal series; nape naked. Anterior nostril tubular. Respiratory valve inside lower jaw forming a very long filament. 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 soft rays; anal-fin rays 13. Body and head olive brown, white below; without distinctive colour markings.
habitats Inhabits sandy pebble bottoms. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from Bali Strait to Timor. Reported from Taiwan, Malaysia, New Caledonia. It is found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility No commercial value.