Scientific Name
Dactyloptena gilberti  
Dactyloptena gilberti吉氏飛角魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Snyder, 1909 Depth 20 - 71M
Chinese 吉氏飛角魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛角魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F303 Dactylopteridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 吉氏豹魴鮄 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 吉氏豹魴鮄、飛角魚、紅飛魚、雞角、海胡蠅、番雞公 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kagoshima, southern Japan 
Synonyms Dactyloptena jordani   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Snyder, J. O. 1909 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0062034. ASIZP0067742. ASIZP0803503. ASIZP0913503. NMMBP00809. NMMBP01226. NMMBP01875. NMMBP04936. NMMBP04937. NTUM05138. NTUM06533.  
Common Name Flying gurnard 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate. Head very broad, blunt, depressed anteriorly, with a prominent keeled spine extending posteriorly from nape to below second spine of continuous spinous part of dorsal fin. Granular projections on snout arranged in rows. Angle of preopercle with a long, prominent spine. Eyes large. Interorbit extremely wide and strongly concave. Mouth small, subterminal, and protractile. Upper jaw largely obscured by bones surrounding eye. Minute teeth present on jaws, vomer, and palatines. Anterior 2 dorsal-fin spines separated from remainder of spinous dorsal fin, the first spine elongate, the second short; continuous part of spinous dorsal fin with V spines, followed by I short spinous point and the soft dorsal fin with 8 rays; anal fin with 6 or 7 soft rays; caudal fin elongate; pectoral fins with 28 to 32 rays. Scales strong, each with a distinct ridge and no secondary ridges. Large scute-like scales posteriorly on caudal peduncle. Lateral line present, extending to caudal fin. Colour: pectoral fins dusky, with large dark spots arranged in row and especially dark over middle fin rays; separated anterior portion of pectoral fins paler, with no large ocellus or spot.
habitats Little is known of the biology of this species. Captured over sand or mud-sand bottoms at depths of 20 to 71 m. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from southern Japan and the Gulf of Thailand to India and Africa. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters and Penghu Is., western Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.