Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Creediidae  
 Genus Limnichthys  
  Limnichthys orientalis  Yoshino, Kon & Okabe, 1999 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: Yoshino et al. 1999;Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Bodylongate, compressed, small trachinoid fishes. Eyes slightly protruding, near dorsal profile of head. Snout fleshy, projecting beyond lower jaw. Mouth cleft almost horizontal. Row of cirri bordering lower jaw; symphysis of lower jaw with dorsal projection. Dorsal rays 21 to 23; anal rays 24 or 25; pectoral rays 10 to 12. Lateral line scales 39 to 42; scales above lateral lin 2. Body pale, with 8-12 narrow, short bars across dorsal surface. 
Habitat: Sandy bottoms. 
Distribution: Found in the northwest Pacific, including Tokara and Yaeyama Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan and southern Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381641
  
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