Scientific Name
Uranoscopus chinensis  
Uranoscopus chinensis中華鰧
by: Fishery Research Institute
Author Guichenot, 1882 Depth 7 - 120M
Chinese 中華鰧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰧科 Economic Fish No 
Family F443 Uranoscopidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 中華鰧 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大頭丁、眼鏡魚、含笑、向天虎、中華瞻星魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Macao, China 
Synonyms Uranoscopus flavipinnis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  Sauvage, H. E. 1882 Kishimoto, H. 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060457. ASIZP0062556. ASIZP0062564. ASIZP0062565. ASIZP0062566. ASIZP0062567. ASIZP0063206. ASIZP0070194. ASIZP0900392. ASIZP0900393. ASIZP0900394. ASIZP0900395. FRIP21727. NMMBP08858. NTMP0482. NTOUP201005-271. NTUM08624. ROM71764.  
Common Name Chinese stargazer 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Head and body depressed, compressed posteriorly. Top of head with bony tubercles, shallowly concave. Depression on interorbital space exending to line connecting posterior rims of orbits. Lower edge of preoperculum with 4 spines. Cleithral spine large and stout. Both nostril tubular. Respiratory valve inside lower jaw with a membranous filament. Two dorsal fins, the first fin black with white area at base and with V weak spines, the second dorsal fin with 12 to 14 soft rays; anal-fin rays 13 or 14. Body dark brown, white below; any white blotches scattered on upper half of body.
habitats Found near shore, down to 120 m on sand or sandy mud bottoms. 
Distribution Distributed in the northwest Pacific from Japan to Taiwan. It is found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility No commercial value.