Scientific Name
Erisphex simplex  
Erisphex simplex平滑絨鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Chen, 1981 Depth 50 - 100M
Chinese 平滑絨鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 絨皮鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F306 Aploactinidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 平滑虻鮋 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 虎魚 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kaohsiung, Taiwan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Chen, L. C. 1981 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057374. ASIZP0060087. ASIZP0061560. ASIZP0700113. ASIZP0700172. CAS47307Holotype. CAS47308Paratype. FRIP00419. FRIP00840. NMMBP02773. NMMBP06144. NMMSTP00280. NTOU-AE6182. NTOU-AE6183. SIO80-233.  
Common Name Velvetfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X-XII spines and 10-14 soft rays; anal fin with I spines and 11-13 soft rays. Body ovoid and compressed, covered with velvety prickles. Preoperculum with 4 spines. Dorsal fin notched behind the 3rd spine. Body dark-brown.The different between Erisphex pottii is dorsal spine I shorter and there is no blotch on lateral side.
habitats Inhabits shallow waters on sand or mud bottoms. Others is unclear. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species, rare endemic species.