Scientific Name
Lethrinus xanthochilus  
Lethrinus xanthochilus黃唇龍占魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Klunzinger, 1870 Depth 1 - 150M
Chinese 黃唇龍占魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 龍占魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F377 Lethrinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃唇裸頰鯛 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 龍尖、龍占(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Lethrinella xanthocheilus, Lethrinella xanthochila, Lethrinus microdon, Lethrinus variegatus, Lethrinus xanthocheilus, Lethrinus xantochilus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Klunzinger, C. B. 1870 
Specimen List ASIZP0055998. ASIZP0056592. NMMBP02123. NMMBP08793. NMMSTP00114.  
Common Name Yellow-lip emperor; Yellowlip emperor 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays X, 9; anal-fin rays III, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13. Body depth 2.6-2.9 in standard length; cheek scaleless; inner base of pectoral fin scalesless; no molars in jaws; 4 1/2 to 5 scale rows above lateral line; a distinct angularity in dorsal profile of head above front of eye; olive or grayish with yellow or orange upper lip, sometimes indistinct dark spots scattered on sides; a red spot often present at upper base of pectoral fin.
habitats Large solitary individuals frequently sighted on reefs. 
Distribution Taiwan: South, Lyudao. 
Utility Commercial fishery species.