Scientific Name
Plectrypops lima  
Plectrypops lima灘塗多鱗魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1831) Depth 5 - 40M
Chinese 灘塗多鱗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 金鱗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F282 Holocentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 灘塗琉球鰃 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 多鱗松毬、金鱗甲、鐵甲兵、瀾公妾、鐵線婆 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Holotrachys lima, Myripristis lima, Myripristis lina, Plectotrypops lima, Plectripops lima   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2008);Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen and R. C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p  Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056239. ASIZP0806571. ASIZP0916571. NMMBP02456.  
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Shy soldier; Roughscale soldierfish; Rough scale soldierfish; Shy soldierfish; Cardinal soldierfish; Fleshy squirrelfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 14-16 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 10-12 soft rays. Scale coarsely ctenoid; no pair of tooth patches at front of lower jaw outside gape; color is uniform bright red.
habitats An uncommon inhabitant of reefs; hides in deep recesses during the day and roams the reef at night. Feeds on small crustaceans, crustacean larvae, and small fishes. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Hawaii, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Pacific: Easter Island. 
Utility Not commercial food species; edible.