Scientific Name
Argyrops spinifer  
Argyrops spinifer長棘鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 5 - 150M
Chinese 長棘鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F378 Sparidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 高體四長棘鯛 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 盤仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Djedda, Red Sea 
Synonyms Calamus ciliaris, Pagrus ciliaris, Sparus spinifer   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Forsskål, P. 1775 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055753. NMMBP02772. NMMBP04619. NMMBP04620. NTUM05692.  
Common Name Red bokako; Bream; Bowen snapper; King soldierbream; Longspined seabream; Long spined red bream; Longspine seabream; King soldier bream 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI-XII spines and 10-11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays. Dorsal fin single,1st and 2nd very small, 3th~ 5th long as silk; anal fin small. same form as dorsal fin, 2nd and 3th same length; pectoral fin long; caudal fin forked. Body silver pink, young fish bodyside have red bands. All fin red.
habitats Inhabits a wide range of bottoms. Young fish occur in very shallow waters of sheltered bays; larger individuals in deeper water. Feeds on benthic invertebrates, mainly mollusks. Important food fish. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Indo-Malayan Archipelago and northern Australia. 
Utility commercial species.