Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Wattsia  
  Wattsia mossambica  (Smith, 1957) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Gnathodentex mossambicusWattsia mossambicus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays X, 10; anal-fin rays III, 10; pectoral-fin rays 14. Body depth 1.92 times in standard length. The inner surface of the pectoral fin axil without scales. Overall color is silvery-gray with yellowish suffusion; scale margins are narrowly brownish. Indistinct dark blotches or bars are sometimes apparent on the body. The lips are whitish to yellow. The fins are yellow, faint brown spotting may be present on soft dorsal, anal, and caudal fins. A narrow blackish bar runs across the base of the pectoral fin. 
Habitat: Inhabits the outer edge of the continental shelf. Feeds on bottom-living invertebrates and small fishes. Caught mainly with bottom longlines and bottom trawls. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: tropical, known only from a few scattered localities which include Mozambique, Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, southern China, and Japan. Taiwan: South, Lyudao.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382083
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