Scientific Name
Hoplichthys gilberti  
Hoplichthys gilberti吉氏針鯒
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Jordan & Richardson, 1908 Depth 20 - 50M
Chinese 吉氏針鯒 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 針鯒科 Economic Fish No 
Family F314 Hoplichthyidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 吉氏棘鯒 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 針牛尾 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Suruga Bay, Japan, Albatross station 5070, depth 08 fathoms 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1.. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1908 Akira Ochiai 1955 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058301. ASIZP0062267. ASIZP0062268. ASIZP0063114. ASIZP0065121. ASIZP0065896. ASIZP0065999. ASIZP0067012. ASIZP0067818. ASIZP0068022. ASIZP0070937. ASIZP0072792. ASIZP0072829. ASIZP0800789. ASIZP0800790. ASIZP0800791. ASIZP0800794. ASIZP0803579. ASIZP0803783. ASIZP0804436. ASIZP0910789. ASIZP0910790. ASIZP0910791. ASIZP0913579. ASIZP0913783. ASIZP0914436. FRIP03054. NMMBP00785. NMMBP01117. NMMBP01749. NMMBP03602. NMMBP03695. NMMBP04924. NMMBP04925. NMMBP05146. NMMBP05549. NMMBP06162. ...List all 42 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Ghost flathead 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VI spines and 15 soft rays; anal fin with 16-18 soft rays; pectoral fin with 11-13+3-4 soft rays; gill rakers 10-13. Snout nearly as long as eye diameter. Interorbital space very narrow, the width contained 4 to 10 times in eye diameter. Each lateral scute with a strong spine. Pectoral fin without filaments, detached rays not reaching tip of the fin. Fourth to 8th dorsal rays prolonged in adout males.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment; attains 20cm SL. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: in the region northwards to southern Japan. 
Utility Not commercial food species.