Scientific Name
Cyttopsis rosea  
Cyttopsis rosea玫瑰腹棘的鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lowe, 1843) Depth 200 - 500M
Chinese 玫瑰腹棘的鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 准的鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F285 Parazenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 紅腹棘海魴 
Max Length 31 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 玫瑰的鯛、紅的鯛 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Off Madeira, northeastern Atlantic 
Synonyms Cyttopsis itea, Cyttopsis roseus, Cyttopsis scuutatus, Cyttus roseus, Paracyttopsis scutatus, Zen itea, Zen scutatus, Zeus roseus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2003);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Lowe, R. T. 1843 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058532. ASIZP0059044. ASIZP0060083. ASIZP0062296. ASIZP0063235. ASIZP0063636. ASIZP0065909. ASIZP0066008. ASIZP0066027. ASIZP0700128. ASIZP0800692. ASIZP0800693. ASIZP0800694. ASIZP0901244. ASIZP0910692. ASIZP0910693. ASIZP0910694. NMMBP05089. NMMBP05090. NMNSF00790. ROM71766.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Rosy dory; Red dory; Rose dory 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval and strongly compressed; head also strongly compressed; body depth greater than head length; with spiny plates on ventral ridge of body between pelvic and anal fins. Upper end of pectoral-fin base at same level as lower end of eye. Mouth large, oblique, highly protrusible; anteriorly directing spine in a series on supraorbital. Teeth on jaws small, in broad bands anteriorly. Gill rakers rudimentary low knobs. A single dorsal fin, with VII spines and 28 to 30 soft rays; 1st anal spine large and immovable, 2nd one small and moveable; caudal fin double truncate; pectoral fins much shorter than head, with 13 or 14 rays; pelvic fin spine soft, flexible; pelvic fin soft rays long, the longest reaching 5th anal ray when depressed. Lateral line complete, strongly curved over pectoral fin. Body scales small; head naked. Body uniformly light red, paler below.
habitats Forms schools. From 200 to 500 m. Feeds on other fishes and swimming decapod crustaceans. 
Distribution Western Atlantic: southeastern USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to western Caribbean; northern coast of South America. Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay round the South African coast to Natal. Indian Ocean: Somalia and off the south-west coast of India. West 
Utility No commercial value.