Scientific Name
Nemipterus virgatus  
Nemipterus virgatus金線魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Houttuyn, 1782) Depth 40 - 220M
Chinese 金線魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金線魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F376 Nemipteridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 金線魚 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 金線鰱、黃線、紅杉 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、South West、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Cheimarius matsubarae, Dentex matsubarae, Dentex setigerus, Nemipterus matsubarae, Sparus sinensis, Sparus virgatus, Synagris matsubarae, Synagris virgatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001);Russell, B.C., 1990. Nemipterid fishes of the world. (Threadfin breams, whiptail breams, monocle breams, dwarf monocle breams, and coral breams). Family Nemipterida  Russell, B. C. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055738. ASIZP0061094. ASIZP0061541. ASIZP0062393. ASIZP0063597. ASIZP0064910. ASIZP0064953. ASIZP0064963. ASIZP0070782. ASIZP0074980. ASIZP0078743. ASIZP0078838. ASIZP0800177. ASIZP0800178. ASIZP0800179. ASIZP0910177. ASIZP0910178. ASIZP0910179. FRIP00596. FRIP00734. FRIP00735. FRIP03163. FRIP03223. FRIP21574. MTP0191. NMMBP02093. NMMBP05467. NMNSF01072. NTMP0219. NTMP0843. NTMP1256. NTMP1324. NTMP1368. NTUM04899. SU49397. SU7308. ...List all 36 records... 
Barcode2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Golden threadfin bream; Golden thread 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays17. Body depth 3.44 to 3.45 times in standard length. Suborbital spine absent. Preopercle with 3 transverse scale rows. Pectoral and pelvic fins long, reaching to between level of anus and origin of anal fin. Upper lobe of caudal fin produced to form a trailing filament. A line drawn up from the posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile 5 to 7 scale rows before origin of dorsal fin. Axillary scale present. Body color pink, paler below. Head pink, a yellow stripe from upper lip extending to antero-ventral margin of eye. Two faint yellow bars across cheek sometimes present. Pelvic fins with yellow stripes.
habitats Inhabits muddy or sandy bottoms. Young fish generally occurs in shallower water between 18 and 33 m. Feeds on crustaceans, fish and cephalopods. One of the most important commercial fish in the East China Sea and northern South China Sea. 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Japan to northwestern Australia and the Arafura Sea. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, North, West.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.