Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Nemipteridae  
 Genus Scolopsis  
  Scolopsis margaritifera  (Cuvier, 1830) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Scolopsides leucotaenioidesScolopsides margaritiferScolopsides pectinatusScolopsis leucotaeniaScolopsis macrophthalmusScolopsis margaritifer  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 rays14-15. Body depth 2.4 to 3.8 times in standard length. Head scales reaching to or almost to posterior nostrils. Lower limb of preopercle scaly. Antrorse suborbital spine absent. Pelvic fins long, reaching almost to or beyond level of origin of anal fin. Upper body olive, white below. 2 pearly white stripes on snout in front of eyes. Lower lobe of caudal fin reddish. Juveniles white, with a narrow black stripe along back and black midlateral stripe. Some with a yellowish ventral surface. Presence of a black spot between first four dorsal spines. 
Habitat: Found on sand bottoms close to reefs. Feeds on crustaceans, polychaete worms, mollusks and small fishes.  
Distribution: Western Pacific: South China Sea to Vanuatu and northwestern Australia. Taiwan: South, Penghu, North-East.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382203
  
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