Scientific Name
Upeneus japonicus  
Upeneus japonicus日本緋鯉
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Houttuyn, 1782) Depth 20 - 200M
Chinese 日本緋鯉 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F382 Mullidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本緋鯉 
Max Length 15.7 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 紅秋姑、鬚哥、紅魚、條紋緋鯉、紅魚仔(澎湖)、汕秋哥仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Bay of Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Mullus bensasi, Mullus japonicus, Upeneoides bensasi, Upeneoides tokisensis, Upeneus bensasi, Upeneus guttatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2003)  Randall, J. E. etc. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0062389. ASIZP0062390. ASIZP0064664. ASIZP0065071. ASIZP0065072. ASIZP0065144. ASIZP0071290. ASIZP0073019. ASIZP0076072. ASIZP0076093. ASIZP0078749. ASIZP0078955. ASIZP0079003. ASIZP0079039. ASIZP0079148. ASIZP0079267. ASIZP0079268. ASIZP0079317. ASIZP0079397. ASIZP0079527. ASIZP0700094. ASIZP0800001. ASIZP0800002. ASIZP0800003. ASIZP0800829. ASIZP0900359. ASIZP0910001. ASIZP0910002. ASIZP0910003. ASIZP0910829. FRIP01174. FRIP01175. NMMBP01748. NMMBP02788. NMMBP08831. NMMSTP01536. NMNSF00514. ...List all 48 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,鄭惇遠,CO1,100% 2008-03-24,鄭惇遠,CO1,100% 2008-03-24,鄭惇遠,CO1,100% 2008-08-05,鄭惇遠,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% 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 Red mullet goatfish; Yellow fin goat fish; Yellowfin goat fish; Bensasi goatfish; Goatfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate. Chin with 2 slender long barbels which reach posterior margin of preopercle. Mouth small; villiform teeth in a narrow band in jaws, on palatines, and in 2 small patches on vomer. First gill arch with 6 to 8 gill rakers on upper limb, 17 to 19 on lower limb (total 23 to 27). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VII spines, and the second with 9 soft rays; anal fin with 7 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 15 to 17. Lateral-line scales 31 to 33; Preorbital scales present; small scales basally on second dorsal and anal fins. Without a golden yellow stripe about as broad as pupil from behind upper part of eye to upper base of caudal fin; back above stripe silvery pink, below silvery; snout silvery pink; upper lobe of caudal fin with 2 to 4 oblique red cross bars, the lower lobe light red; dorsal fins with red stripes; barbels white to pink; peritoneum brown to dark brown.
habitats Widespread in sandy regions. Usually occurs in schools. 
Distribution Known only in the western Pacific from Japan as far north as Hokkaido and Korea south to Taiwan and Hong Kong. It is a common species in Taiwan except southern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh. Utilized for fish meal.