Scientific Name
Lutjanus dodecacanthoides  
Lutjanus dodecacanthoides斜帶笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1854) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 斜帶笛鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 似十二棘笛鯛 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 赤筆仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Amboina 
Synonyms Lutjanus rufolineatus, Mesoprion dodecacanthoides   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Dr. P. Bleeker 1854 Shimada, K. etc. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0065929. ASIZP0800755. ASIZP0910755. NMMBP03379.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Sunbeam snapper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped; eye relatively large; preorbital bone slightly narrower than eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob poorly developed; vomerine tooth patch crescentic, without a medial posterior extension; tongue smooth without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 15, total rakers on first gill arch 22. Dorsal fin with X spines and 12 or 13 soft rays;anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins rounded; pectoral fins with 17 rays; caudal fin slightly emarginate or truncate. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Body back brownish; sides slightly pink with silver sheen, grading to white on belly and underside of head; series of 6 orange horizontal stripes on sides, the 4 uppermost slanted posteriorly toward dorsal fin base; brown to golden spot at base of uppermost pectoral rays, sometimes invading axil.
habitats Inhabits coral reefs, presumably in shallow water less than 30 m. 
Distribution Distributed in Western Pacific from Indonesia, Philippinesto Taiwan. It is mainly found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Food fish; marketed fresh.