Scientific Name
Cepola schlegelii  
Cepola schlegelii史氏赤刀魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1854 Depth 20 - 120M
Chinese 史氏赤刀魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 赤刀魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F407 Cepolidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 頜斑赤刀魚 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅簾魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kaminoseki, Japan 
Synonyms Cepola schlegeli   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Bleeker, P. 1854 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058628. ASIZP0058723. ASIZP0060134. ASIZP0060494. ASIZP0064222. ASIZP0064293. ASIZP0065954. ASIZP0065990. ASIZP0066063. ASIZP0700020. ASIZP0800613. ASIZP0800614. ASIZP0800615. ASIZP0901312. ASIZP0910613. ASIZP0910614. ASIZP0910615. FRIP00206. FRIP00913. FRIP01255. FRIP03118. NMMBP04713. NMMBP05622. NMMBP06208. NTMP0723. NTMP1181. NTOU-AE6196. NTOU-AE6200. NTOU-AE6201. NTOU-AE6285. NTOU-AE6286. NTUM03740.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-05-31,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Bandfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body ribbon-like, very slender, last soft ray of dorsal and anal fins connected to caudal fin by a membrane; body depth 10 in stardand length. Head short, with blunt snout. Eyes relatively large and high on head. Mouth large, oblique; upper jaw broad at end, without supramaxilla, and extending to below posterior margin of eye; a single row of slender, slightly curved teeth in jaws. Posterior margin of preopercle smooth. Dorsal fin continuous, with 68-70 rays; anal fin with 60-64 rays; caudal fin lanceolate. Lateral line high on body, close to dorsal-fin base. Body uniformly deep red or bright rosy, slender black mark on membrane between premaxilla and maxilla; anterior part of dorsal fin without black blotch.
habitats Found on muddy bottoms of fairly deep water. Usually occurs in small groups. Rises vertically to feed on plankton drifting over.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from central Honshu in Japan southward to Taiwan. Also found in Indonesia which is a new record for the northeastern Indian Ocean. It is found in eastern and northeastern Taiwanese waters.  
Utility No commercial value.