Scientific Name
Pelates quadrilineatus  
Pelates quadrilineatus四帶牙鯻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1790) Depth 1 - 25M
Chinese 四帶牙鯻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯻科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F399 Terapontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 四帶牙鯻 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 四抓仔、四線雞魚、陣銅仔(茄萣) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Holotype Locality Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Holocentrus quadrilineatus, Pelates quadrillneatus, Pelatus quadrilineatus, Pleates quadrilineatus, Pristipoma sexlineatum, Therapon quadrilineatus   
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 
Specimen List AMNH90074. ASIZP0055307. ASIZP0055426. ASIZP0055572. ASIZP0056557. ASIZP0057548. ASIZP0057655. ASIZP0057704. ASIZP0057709. ASIZP0058759. ASIZP0059448. ASIZP0059687. ASIZP0061970. ASIZP0064314. ASIZP0064814. ASIZP0064946. ASIZP0064991. ASIZP0065092. ASIZP0065151. ASIZP0071003. ASIZP0071408. ASIZP0073032. ASIZP0079140. ASIZP0080009. ASIZP0080010. ASIZP0080841. ASIZP0700145. ASIZP0700398. ASIZP0800200. ASIZP0800201. ASIZP0800203. ASIZP0800459. ASIZP0800838. ASIZP0807323. ASIZP0807324. ASIZP0807577. ASIZP0900444. ...List all 80 records... 
Barcode2012-01-02,張家豪,CO1,100% 2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2016-01-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-20,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Red-mouthed tigerfish; Trumpeter; Trumpeter perch; Fourlined terapon 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oblong, compressed laterally. Jaws equal, gape oblique; posterior margin of upper jaw extending to vertical line through posterior nostril; teeth browntipped, 2 rows in lower jaw and 3 rows or a villiform band with outer row of upper jaw enlarged in upper jaw; vomer and palatines toothless. Preopercle serrate. First gill arch with 16 to 18 gill rakers on upper limb, 22 to 27 on lower limb. Dorsal fin with XII or XIII spines and 9 to 11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 9 or 10 soft rays. Pored scales in lateral line 66 to 75. Generally silver in color, with 4-6 dark horizontal lines; a black blotch behind head and below dorsal origin and another in front of dorsal fin may be present; caudal fin pale or slightly dusky.
habitats A coastal species often found in brackish waters; common in estuaries. Croaks when taken from the water. Usually forming schools. Juveniles in seagrass beds and in mangrove bays. Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to southern Japan, New Guinea and Arafura Sea. Reported from Vanuatu. Migrated to the Mediterranean from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal. It is commonly found from freshwater to brackish-water reg 
Utility Food fish; marketed fresh.