Scientific Name
Paraploactis kagoshimensis  
Paraploactis kagoshimensis鹿兒島副絨皮鮋
by: ©Cornish, Andrew
Author (Ishikawa, 1904) Depth 0 - 52M
Chinese 鹿兒島副絨皮鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 絨皮鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F306 Aploactinidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 鹿兒島絨棘鮋 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 虎魚 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kagoshima, Japan 
Synonyms Tetraroge kagoshimensis   
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 SIO80-226.  
Common Name Velvetfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays with XIII-XIV spines and 10 soft rays; anal fin with I spines and 8-9 soft rays; Pectoral rays 13.Body elongate and compressed, covered with velvety prickles. Preoperculum with 5 blunt spines. Anterior part of dorsal fin higher (2nd and 3rd spines elongate). Body dark-brown with darker mottling. Isthmus without fleshy pad.
habitats Secretive on algae rocky reefs, usually seen at night. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and the Uwa Sea. 
Utility Not commercial food species.