Scientific Name
Drepane longimana  
Drepane longimana條紋雞籠鯧
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 條紋雞籠鯧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雞籠鯧科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F392 Drepaneidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 條紋雞籠鯧 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 銅盤仔、金龍、雞倉、咬破埔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Tranquebar, India 
Synonyms Chaetodon longimanus, Drepane longimanus, Drepane punctata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056569. MTP0027. NMMBP00109. NMMBP01309. NMMBP05521. NMMSTP00848. NMNSF00326. NMNSF00952. NTMP1246. NTMP1350. NTUM06284. NTUM06944. NTUM07027. RUSI35658. SIO90-151. USNM00177440.  
Common Name Sicklefish; Concertina fish; Barred sicklefish; Concertina-fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval and strongly compressed. Snout profile straight or concave; preorbital deep. Interorbital, preorbital and broad preopercular flange naked; opercle scaly dorsally; ventral edge of preopercle serrate in juveniles; a fringe of cirri just behind chin. Mouth highly protrusible, forming a downward-pointing tube when protruded; jaws with bands of setiform teeth; no teeth on roof of mouth; maxilla exposed posteriorly. First gill arch with 6 to 8 gill rakers on upper limb, 10 to 12 on lower limb. A single dorsal fin, with VIII or IX spines and 19 to 23 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 to 19 soft rays; caudal fin rounded or bluntly wedgeshaped, almost truncate in large adults; pectoral fins elongate, falciform, reaching caudal peduncle, with 16 to 18 rays. Lateral-line scales 46 to 55. Head and body silvery; 4 to 10 subvertical dark bars usually visible on dorsal part of body from head to caudal-fin base; median fins dusky, darker distally; 2 or 3 longitudinal rows of small dark spots on soft dorsal fin.
habitats Found inshore, on sand or mud bottoms, reefs, estuaries and harbors. Maximum depth for this species is less than 50 m. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Breeds close inshore during spring. 
Distribution Commonly distributed in tropical and subtropical coastal waters of Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to Indonesia, New Guinea and Philippines, north to Taiwan and Japan, south to northern Australia. It is common in waters around Taiwan except 
Utility Marketed fresh.