Scientific Name
Pomadasys kaakan  
Pomadasys kaakan星雞魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1830) Depth 4 - 75M
Chinese 星雞魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石鱸科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F374 Haemulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 點石鱸 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 雞仔魚、石鱸、厚鱸、頭額(澎湖)、金龍(澎湖)、刣額(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Arian R, Coupang [Kupang], Timor; Pondicherry and Mah? India 
Synonyms Pomadasys hasta, Pomadasys kakaan, Pomadasys nageb, Pomodasys kaakan, Pristipoma kaakan   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 朱元鼎 編 1984 朱元鼎 編 1985 楊鴻嘉, 楊誠國 1990 楊鴻嘉, 陳良德 1993 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 楊鴻嘉, 陳良德 1995 楊鴻嘉, 張寶仁 1996 
Specimen List ASIZP0055341. ASIZP0055750. ASIZP0055805. ASIZP0059364. ASIZP0060078. ASIZP0060754. ASIZP0061976. ASIZP0061996. ASIZP0062895. ASIZP0064243. ASIZP0065094. ASIZP0065790. ASIZP0068544. ASIZP0068557. ASIZP0068565. ASIZP0068856. ASIZP0069716. ASIZP0069730. ASIZP0078273. ASIZP0079129. ASIZP0079143. ASIZP0079152. ASIZP0079290. ASIZP0079515. ASIZP0700218. ASIZP0800461. ASIZP0801103. ASIZP0803237. ASIZP0803262. ASIZP0900131. ASIZP0900449. ASIZP0900468. ASIZP0901320. ASIZP0910461. ASIZP0911103. ASIZP0913237. ASIZP0913262. ...List all 54 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Silver grunt; Common javelinfish; Javelin grunter; Javelin grunt 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XII, 14; anal-fin rays III, 7 ; pectoral-fin rays17. Body is slender; the head profile slightly convex; lips not thickened; 2 pores and a central groove under the chin. No antrorse spine before the dorsal fin origin; a deep notch between the spinous and the soft-rayed portion of the dorsal fin. Color is generally silvery with a golden tint on the sides; the upper operculum olive-yellow; the snout dusky, overlain with yellow. Young specimens have 7-11 vertical bands on the upper sides; older ones with bands formed by spots aligned in vertical rows.
habitats Inhabit turbid inshore waters with sandy to muddy bottoms to a depth of 75 m. Enter estuaries, may tolerate water with low salinity. Feed on crustaceans and fish. Spawners form schools near river mouths during the winter.  
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: east coast of Africa; including Madagascar, Seychelles, Farrquhar and Comoro islands; also Red Sea and Persian Gulf; extending through Southeast Asia north to Taiwan and south to Queensland, Australia. Taiwan: North, West.  
Utility Commercial fishey species.