Scientific Name
Bembras japonica  
Bembras japonica日本赤鯒
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1829 Depth 80 - 230M
Chinese 日本赤鯒 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 赤鯒科 Economic Fish No 
Family F312 Bembridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本紅鯒 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅牛尾、赤鯒 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Bembras japonicus   
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 Imamura, H. etc. 1998 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056041. ASIZP0056046. ASIZP0057048. ASIZP0059459. ASIZP0060628. ASIZP0060921. ASIZP0060940. ASIZP0061059. ASIZP0062186. ASIZP0063096. ASIZP0064671. ASIZP0065085. ASIZP0065087. ASIZP0065933. ASIZP0065968. ASIZP0073702. ASIZP0700006. ASIZP0700155. ASIZP0800050. ASIZP0800063. ASIZP0800066. ASIZP0800625. ASIZP0800626. ASIZP0900309. ASIZP0910050. ASIZP0910063. ASIZP0910066. ASIZP0910625. ASIZP0910626. ASIZP0916414. CAS214652. FRIP00128. FRIP01262. NMMBP01256. NMMBP02106. NMMBP02718. NMMBP05726. ...List all 56 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-05-31,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Deepwater flathead 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X-XI spines and 1 soft ray; anal fin with 14 soft rays; pectoral fin with 17 soft rays; lateral line scales 55. Body rather slender, flattish on ventral surface. Head depressed with spines and bony ridges. Jaws subequal. Maxillary extends below anterior border of pupil. Anterior several scales in the lateral line with a strong spine. Infraorbital bones forming a strong ridge, confluent with uppermost preopercular spine and having 4-6 spines. Ratio of pectoral-fin length to caudal fin length 0.88 to 1.05.
habitats Inhabit sand or sandy mud bottoms. Found in the continental shelf; depth range 80 - 230 m. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: southern Japan, Taiwan and East China Sea. Specimens recorded from Indonesia, the Arafura Sea and northwestern Australia are probably new species. 
Utility Not commercial food species.