Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Nemipteridae  
 Genus Nemipterus  
  Nemipterus virgatus  (Houttuyn, 1782) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cheimarius matsubaraeDentex matsubaraeDentex setigerusNemipterus matsubaraeSparus sinensisSparus virgatusSynagris matsubaraeSynagris virgatus  details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)
Russell, B.C., 1990. Nemipterid fishes of the world. (Threadfin breams, whiptail breams, monocle breams, dwarf monocle breams, and coral breams). Family Nemipterida
Character: Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays17. Body depth 3.44 to 3.45 times in standard length. Suborbital spine absent. Preopercle with 3 transverse scale rows. Pectoral and pelvic fins long, reaching to between level of anus and origin of anal fin. Upper lobe of caudal fin produced to form a trailing filament. A line drawn up from the posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile 5 to 7 scale rows before origin of dorsal fin. Axillary scale present. Body color pink, paler below. Head pink, a yellow stripe from upper lip extending to antero-ventral margin of eye. Two faint yellow bars across cheek sometimes present. Pelvic fins with yellow stripes. 
Habitat: Inhabits muddy or sandy bottoms. Young fish generally occurs in shallower water between 18 and 33 m. Feeds on crustaceans, fish and cephalopods. One of the most important commercial fish in the East China Sea and northern South China Sea. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Japan to northwestern Australia and the Arafura Sea. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, North, West.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382192
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