Scientific Name
Pinjalo pinjalo  
Pinjalo pinjalo斜鱗笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1850) Depth 0 - 60M
Chinese 斜鱗笛鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斜鱗笛鯛 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 赤筆仔、青雞仔(臺東)、紅雞(大陸) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Batavia, Java 
Synonyms Caesio pinjalo, Mesoprion mitchelli, Odontonectes erythrogaster, Odontonectes pinjalo, Pinjalo microphthalmus, Pinjalo sp., Pinjalo typus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Iwatsuki, Y., D. Kambayashi, S. Mikuni, etc. 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0054634. ASIZP0055634. ASIZP0056097. ASIZP0056180. NMMSTP00050.  
Common Name Pinjalo; Pinjalo snapper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Dorsal profile of head high; interorbital space strongly convex; eye relatively large, with an adipose eyelid; preorbital bone narrow, less than eye diameter; snout relatively short and pointed; mouth small, the maxilla reaching below front of eye; a single row of small, conical teeth in jaws, enlarged anteriorly, and an inner band of villiform teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 15 to 17. Dorsal fin with XI spines and 14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 10 soft rays; both fins with a scaly sheath at base; pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus, with 18 rays; caudal fin emarginate. Scales moderate-sized, about 47 to 52 in lateral line; predorsal scales on top of head beginning above middle of eye; scale rows above and below lateral line rising obliquely toward dorsal profile. Adults greenish-grey to reddish with yellowish fins.
habitats Inhabits reefs and rocky bottoms. A schooling species that appears to open ocean reefs where occurring in shallow depths of a few meters. In most areas they occur deep and are usually trawled to 100 m depth. Feeds on benthic and planktonic invertebrates,  
Distribution Distributed in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Papua (Papua New Guinea) and northward from southern Indonesia to Taiwan. It is mainly found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh or dried-salted.