Scientific Name
Plectorhinchus cinctus  
Plectorhinchus cinctus花尾胡椒鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 花尾胡椒鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石鱸科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F374 Haemulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 花尾胡椒鯛 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 加志、黃斑石鯛、花軟唇、嘉誌(臺東)、包公魚、番圭誌(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、South West、North、PonFu、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Diagramma cinctum, Hapalogenys maculatus, Plectorhynchus cinctus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055344. ASIZP0055758. ASIZP0059869. ASIZP0066538. ASIZP0066543. ASIZP0066551. ASIZP0070790. ASIZP0076157. ASIZP0080853. ASIZP0700294. ASIZP0801761. ASIZP0801762. ASIZP0801763. ASIZP0807074. ASIZP0807587. ASIZP0911761. ASIZP0911762. ASIZP0911763. ASIZP0917074. ASIZP0917587. FRIP00874. FRIP21404. MTP0128. NMMBP00635. NMMBP03267. NMMBP03961. NMMBP05393. NMMBP06309. NMMBP06332. NMMBP06345. NMMBP06353. NTMP1054. NTMP1352. NTUM04391.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Yellow spotted grunt; Crescent sweetlips; Dark-banded sweetlip 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XII, 15-16; anal-fin rays III, 7 ; pectoral-fin rays17. Chin naked, frequently swollen with age; no antrorse spine; caudal rounded or lanceolate in juveniles, becoming truncate or emarginate in adults. Dorsal fin with XI or more spines and 14 to 22 soft rays; 10 to 17 scales between lateral line and dorsal-fin origin; swimbladder without horn-like extensions anteriorly. Body with 3 diagonal dark bars.
habitats Inhabits coastal reefs, near rocky and coral areas. Feed on benthic invertebrates and fishes. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: southern Japan to the South China Sea, Sri Lanka, and the Arabian Sea. Taiwan: South, Penghu. 
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.