Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Mullidae  
 Genus Parupeneus  
  Parupeneus chrysopleuron  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Mullus chrysopleuronMullus dubiusParupeneus dubiusPseudupeneus chrysopleuron  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Body moderately elongate, and moderately compressed. Chin with a pair of slender barbels which usually do not reach rear margin of preopercle; snout moderately long; mouth small, maxilla not reaching front edge of eye; villiform teeth in a band in jaws; no teeth on roof of mouth. First gill arch with 6 or 7gill rakers on upper limb, 21on lower limb (total 27 to 28). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VIII slender spines, and the second with 9 soft rays; anal fin with I spine and 7 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 17 or 18. Lateral-line scales 28-30. Body orange-red, shading to pale orange-red or whitish ventrally; with longitudinal yellow stripe from eye to dorsal part of caudal peduncle; without conspicuous dark bands or spots in sides. Barbels light yellow. Fins light orange-red; peritoneum transparent to silvery white.  
Habitat: Lives on sandy-muddy open substrates and maybe restricted to deep water. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Japan, China, Taiwan and the Philippines. Also recorded from Indonesia and northwestern Australia. It is found in western and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382169
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