Scientific Name
Samariscus triocellatus  
Samariscus triocellatus三斑沙鰈
by: Kwang-Tsao Shao
Author Woods, 1960 Depth 3 - 30M
Chinese 三斑沙鰈 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 冠鰈科 Economic Fish No 
Family F499 Samaridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 三斑沙鰈 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁魚、皇帝魚、半邊魚、比目魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Coral head in eastern end of lagoon, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Is., 20-25 ft 
Reference Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Gosline, W.A. etc. 1960 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 
Specimen List ASIZP0056231. ASIZP0056232. ASIZP0056233. USNM00286584.  
Common Name Threespot flounder; Three-spot righteye flounder 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays 62-70; anal-fin rays 47-56; pectoral-fin rays 5. Body depth 2.4 to 3.1 times in standard length. Body mottled brown with irregular dark and pale markings; 2-3 dark-edged ocelli along lateral line pectorals blackish distally; dorsal and anal fins with minute black dots; caudal fin with black spots. Gill rakers rudimentary. Scales in lateral lines 71-76.
habitats Inhabits coral heads of lagoon and seaward reefs; common in shallow caves or under ledges and can lie flat against vertical rock surfaces. Feeds on small benthic animals. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society and the Hawaiian islands. Taiwan: South, Hsaioliuchiu. 
Utility Uncommon species, almost not marked.