Scientific Name
Upeneus quadrilineatus  
Upeneus quadrilineatus四線緋鯉
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cheng & Wang, 1963 Depth 10 - 50M
Chinese 四線緋鯉 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F382 Mullidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 四帶緋鯉 
Max Length 17 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 秋姑、鬚哥 
Distribution in World Japan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ta-chen Is, China 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Chu, Y.-T., C.-L. Chan etc. 1963 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058473. ASIZP0065145. ASIZP0065146. ASIZP0065147. ASIZP0800830. ASIZP0800831. ASIZP0800832. ASIZP0910830. ASIZP0910831. ASIZP0910832. NMMBP02575. NMMSTP00765. NTMP0221. NTMP1162. NTUM02024. NTUM03139. NTUM07024. NTUM08239.  
Common Name Goat fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate. Chin with 2 slender short barbels which do not 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 8 to 9 gill rakers on upper limb, 17 to 20 on lower limb (total 25 to 29). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VIII spines, and the second with 9 soft rays; anal fin with 7 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 15 to 16. Lateral-line scales 35 to 38; no scales on side of snout; small scales basally on second dorsal and anal fins. Body with more than 4 narrow, orange-yellow longitudinal stripes; back above stripe silvery pink, below silvery; snout silvery pink; first dorsal fin with black tip; upper lobe of caudal fin with 5 to 7 oblique red cross bars, the lower lobe red or longitudinally streaked with red; dorsal fins with red stripes; barbels white to pink; peritoneum brown to dark brown.
habitats Occurs on mud substrata. Usually occurs in schools. 
Distribution Known only from southern Japan to southern China. Also a new record for Indonesia. It is found in western Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh or made into fish balls.