Scientific Name
Erisphex pottii  
Erisphex pottii絨鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Steindachner, 1896) Depth 50 - 264M
Chinese 絨鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 絨皮鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F306 Aploactinidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 虻鮋(蜂鮋) 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 虎魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kobe, Japan 
Synonyms Cocotropus pottii, Eisphex achrurus, Erisphex potti   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057373. ASIZP0057747. ASIZP0058267. ASIZP0058680. ASIZP0061557. ASIZP0061679. ASIZP0064520. ASIZP0066016. ASIZP0066198. ASIZP0066459. ASIZP0066468. ASIZP0066469. ASIZP0068317. ASIZP0070191. ASIZP0073410. ASIZP0073664. ASIZP0074396. ASIZP0078479. ASIZP0078480. ASIZP0078481. ASIZP0078482. ASIZP0078483. ASIZP0078484. ASIZP0078485. ASIZP0078486. ASIZP0078487. ASIZP0078488. ASIZP0078489. ASIZP0078490. ASIZP0078491. ASIZP0078492. ASIZP0078621. ASIZP0078622. ASIZP0078629. ASIZP0078636. ASIZP0080158. ASIZP0080415. ...List all 74 records... 
Barcode2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Velvetfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X-XIII spines and 10-14 soft rays; anal fin with I spines and 11-13 soft rays; pelvic rays 11-13. Body ovoid and compressed, covered with velvety prickles. Preoperculum with 4 spines. Dorsal fin notched behind the 3rd spine. Body dark-brown with indefinite darker blotches.
habitats Occurs in shallow waters on sand or mud bottoms. Processed into animal feeds and fertilizers. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Japan (from Matsushima Bay and Niigata Prefecture southward) and southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. Recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands. 
Utility Not commercial food species, rare aquarium species.