Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scombropidae  
 Genus Scombrops  
  Scombrops boops  (Houttuyn, 1782) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Labrus boopsScombrops cheilodipteroidesScombrops dubius  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body elongate, slightly compressed. Head (including maxilla) and body covered with cycloid scales. Eyes large. Preopercle finely serrate, with ventral lobe. No spines on opercle. Mouth large, maxilla reaching to below rear half of eye. Lower jaw with 2 or 3 canines at front, followed by a row of 8 or 9 large, knife-like spaced teeth; upper jaw with 12 or 13 large canines and 2 or 3 fang-like teeth just in front of vomer tooth patch; 1 or 2 rows of compressed canines on palatines and a patch of smaller teeth on vomer; 2 elongate patches of small slender teeth on tongue. First gill arch with 2 to 5 gill rakers on upper limb and 12 to 17 on lower limb. Two dorsal fins, the first with VIII or IX spines, the second with I spine and 13 or 14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines (first minute) and 11 to 13 soft rays; caudal fin forked. Soft dorsal, anal, and caudal fins scaly. Lateral line complete, with 50 to 57 pored scales to base of caudal fin. Adults golden purplish brown; body of juveniles reddish brown or yellowish dorsally, paler ventrally. 
Habitat: Adults found in deep rocky areas; young found in shallow water. The diet consists of fishes, crustaceans and squids. Spawns from October to March. Biology little known. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific, including Mozambique and South Africa, Japan and the East China Sea. Southeast Atlantic: Cape, South Africa. It is occasionally found in Northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Rare deep-sea fishes of no commercial importance. 
Name Code: 382409
  
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