Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Uranoscopidae  
 Genus Uranoscopus  
  Uranoscopus oligolepis  Bleeker, 1878 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)
Character: Head and body depressed, compressed posteriorly. Top of head with bony tubercles, shallowly concave. Depression on interorbital space not exending to line connecting posterior rims of orbits. Lower edge of preoperculum with 4 spines. Cleithral spine large and stout. Scales large, 47 to 51 in longitudinal series; nape naked. Anterior nostril tubular. Respiratory valve inside lower jaw forming a very long filament. Two dorsal fins, the first fin black with white area at base and with IV or V weak spines, the second dorsal fin with 12 soft rays; anal-fin rays 13. Body and head olive brown, white below; without distinctive colour markings. 
Habitat: Inhabits sandy pebble bottoms. 
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific from Bali Strait to Timor. Reported from Taiwan, Malaysia, New Caledonia. It is found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382683
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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