Scientific Name
Kyphosus vaigiensis  
Kyphosus vaigiensis低鰭舵魚
by: Kwang-Tsao Shao
Author (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 低鰭舵魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese Economic Fish Yes 
Family F391 Kyphosidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 低鰭 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白毛、白悶、開基(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Vanikoro I., Santa Cruz Is., sw. Pacific, 11°37'S, 166°58'E 
Synonyms Khyphosus vaigiensis, Kyphosus bleekeri, Kyphosus gibsoni, Kyphosus lembus, Kyphosus vaigensis, Pimelepterus fuscus, Pimelepterus lembus, Pimelepterus marciac, Pimelepterus ternatensis, Pimelepterus vaigiensis, Pimelepterus waigiensis, Segutilum gibsoni   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Sakai, K. etc. 1995 
Specimen List ASIZP0055586. ASIZP0055610. ASIZP0067334. ASIZP0067344. ASIZP0067536. ASIZP0700180. ASIZP0802444. ASIZP0802703. ASIZP0802799. ASIZP0802800. ASIZP0805863. ASIZP0912444. ASIZP0912703. ASIZP0912799. ASIZP0912800. ASIZP0915863. FRIP20179. FRIP20290. FRIP21016. FRIP21678. NMMBP04202. NMMSTP00538. NTMP1014. NTMP1250. NTUM00901.  
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Common Name Waigeu drummer; Blue sea chub; Bass seachub; Brassy chub; Drummer; Long-finned drummer; Lowfin rudderfish; Large-tailed drummer 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oblong, moderately deep; caudal peduncle slightly deep. Snout short,. Mouth terminal, number of lanceolate incisor-like teeth. Dorsal fin with XI spines, and with 14 soft rays; base of spinous portion of dorsal fin longer than base of soft portion; anterior soft rays of dorsal fin a little shorter or as long as longest dorsal-fin spine; anal fin with III spines, third spine longest, with 13 soft rays, anterior soft portion not elevated. caudal fin shallowly forked with pointed lobes. Grey with dusky dorsal and caudal fins. Darker grey to yellowish lines along scale rows. Sometimes with blotched pattern that is showing intermittently.
habitats Aggregates over hard, algal coated bottoms of exposed surf-swept outer reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs to a depth of at least 24 m. Found in exposed areas around rocky reefs. Young found among floating seaweed; feeding on small crustaceans. 
Distribution Commonly distributed in tropical and subtropical coastal waters of Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa south to Algoa Bay, South Africa and eastward to the Hawaiian, Tuamoto, and Rapa Islands; throughout Micronesia. It is found in northeastern  
Utility Good food fish; marketed fresh.