Scientific Name
Aploactis aspera  
Aploactis aspera絨皮鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Richardson, 1845) Depth 8 - 30M
Chinese 絨皮鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 絨皮鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F306 Aploactinidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 相模灣疣鮋 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 虎魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Seas of Japan 
Synonyms Synanceia aspera   
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 
Specimen List ASIZP0055520. ASIZP0059931. ASIZP0063630. ASIZP0074819. NMMSTP00836. NMNSF00338. SIO70-275b. SIO80-234.  
Common Name Velvetfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIII- XIV spines and 11-15 soft rays; anal fin with I spines and 11-14 soft rays; pectoral rays 13; pelvic fin 13-14. Body almost black and covered with velvety prickles. Preopercle with 5 blunt spines. Attains 10 cm TL.
habitats Inhabits sandy or mud bottoms in shallow waters. Other ecological behavior is unclear. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Sagami Bay and Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan southward to China. Recently reported from New Caledonia. 
Utility Not commercial food species, rarely.