Scientific Name
Dactyloptena peterseni  
Dactyloptena peterseni皮氏飛角魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Nyström, 1887) Depth 50 - 210M
Chinese 皮氏飛角魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛角魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F303 Dactylopteridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 單棘豹魴鮄 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 皮氏豹魴鮄、飛角魚、紅飛魚、雞角、海胡蠅、番雞公、飛角(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan [Western North Pacific] 
Synonyms Dactyloptena petersoni, Dactylopterus peterseni, Daicocus peterseni, Diacocus peterseni   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0062258. ASIZP0063377. ASIZP0064683. ASIZP0066049. ASIZP0073494. ASIZP0079420. ASIZP0700207. ASIZP0800043. ASIZP0800641. ASIZP0806038. ASIZP0910043. ASIZP0910641. ASIZP0916038. FRIP00338. FRIP00339. FRIP22071. NMMBP02906. NMMBP06007. NMMSTP01585. NTMP0578. NTMP0582. NTUM00051Paratype. NTUM01573. NTUM05143. NTUM06534.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Starry flying gurnard; Starry helmet gurnard; Flying gurnard 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate. Head broad, blunt, depressed anteriorly, with a prominent keeled spine extending posteriorly from the nape to below second spine of continuous spinous part of dorsal fin. Angle of preopercle with a long, prominent spine. Spinous and soft dorsal fins separated by a deep notch. Eyes large; interorbit region weakly concave. Mouth small, subterminal, and protractile. Upper jaw largely obscured by bones surrounding eye. Nodular teeth present on jaws. Small teeth on vomer and palatines. A single elongate filamentous spine widely separated from remainder of spinous dorsal fin, continuous part of spinous dorsal fin with VII spines, soft dorsal fin with 8 rays; anal fin with 6 soft rays; caudal fin emarginate; bases of pectoral fins horizontal, the fins divided into 2 sections, a short anterior part with 5 rays and a long posterior part, with 25 or 26 rays that reach to caudal-fin base in adults. Lower side of posterior part of trunk with 3 enlarged keel-like scales, the first above middle of anal fin. Scales each with a strong median ridge. Lateral line absent or greatly obscured. Colour: dusky violet above, pinkish below; an oblong black blotch over middle of pectoral fins.
habitats Found on the shelf and shelf edge, over sandy bottoms in coastal areas. Feeds on benthic crustaceans. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia, including the Arafura Sea. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility No commercial value.