Scientific Name
Antigonia rubescens  
Antigonia rubescens紅菱鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1860) Depth 182 - 345M
Chinese 紅菱鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 羊魴科 Economic Fish No 
Family F488 Caproidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 紅菱鯛 
Max Length 22 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 菱鯛、紅皮刀 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Antigonia fowleri, Hypsinotus benhalatate, Hypsinotus rubescens   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2004);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0053851. ASIZP0064554. ASIZP0068159. ASIZP0803920. ASIZP0913920. FRIP21450. NMMBP00579. NTMP1243. NTMP1314.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Boarfish; Indo-Pacific boarfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body disc-shaped, strongly compressed; dorsal profile angular, ventral profile semicircular; body depth more than twice head length. Mouth small, oblique; upper jaw protrusible; bands of small teeth on jaws, none on vomer or palatines. Gill rakers on first gill arch 17 to 19. Single dorsal fin with VIII to VIII or IX spines and 26 to 28 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 25 to 27 soft rays; dorsal- and anal-fin rays branched; caudal fin truncate, with 10 branched rays; pectoral-fin rays 13 or 14; pelvic fins with I strong spine and 5 branched soft rays. Scales small, round or slightly oval, with enlarged ctenii. Vertebrae 10 + 12. Body uniformly light reddish orange.
habitats Adults usually found near the bottom in depths of 182 to 345 m. Feeds on small mollusks and crustaceans.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Japan to Australia. is found in northeastern and southwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.