Scientific Name
Aeoliscus strigatus  
Aeoliscus strigatus條紋蝦魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1861) Depth 1 - 20M
Chinese 條紋蝦魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 玻甲魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F299 Centriscidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 條紋蝦魚 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 玻璃魚、甲香魚、刀片魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Java, Indonesia [Banda questionably included] 
Synonyms Amphisile strigata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058803. ASIZP0058817. ASIZP0069928. ASIZP0069935. ASIZP0069941. ASIZP0069947. ASIZP0073575. ASIZP0803323. ASIZP0803324. ASIZP0803325. ASIZP0803326. ASIZP0806124. ASIZP0913323. ASIZP0913324. ASIZP0913325. ASIZP0913326. ASIZP0916124. NMMBP02529. NMMBP03101. NMMBP03308. NMMSTP00878. NTMP0918. NTUM00065Neotype. NTUM05374.  
Common Name Razorfish; Shrimp fish; Shrimpfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, strongly compressed, and blade-like. Head elongate; snout long, slender, and tubular; mouth small, toothless, located at tip of snout. Interorbital space striated, convex, without a longitudinal groove. Two short-based dorsal fins; first dorsal-fin spine hinged at its base, slightly movable, with a movable spinous ray at its end; all other spinous and soft portions of dorsal fins on ventral surface of body; caudal fin small, on ventral surface, nearly at right angle to body axis; pelvic fins small, with 4 short soft rays, originating at or behind midbody. Lateral line absent. Body enclosed in a flattened, transparent, bony casing with sharp ventral edge. Colour yellowish brown to pale green on back, silvery on sides; conspicuous black stripe running from the snout, through the eye, to the base of spinous dorsal fin.
habitats Form schools among the spines of Diadema or staghorn corals, and feed on minute crustaceans in the zooplankton. Remarkable for their strange body shape and swimming habit: the body is encased in an armor of thin, transparent plates; they swim in synchroni 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Tanzania and Seychelles; then from southern Japan to New South Wales, Australia. It is found in western and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is., weastern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.