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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Priacanthidae  
 Genus Cookeolus  
  Cookeolus japonicus  (Cuvier, 1829) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Anthias boopsPriacanthus macropterusPriacanthus macropusPriacanthus supraarmatusPriacanthus velabundusdetails
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body deep, ovoid, strongly compressed. Mouth oblique, near vertical. Teeth in minute, in villiform bands on jaws, vomer and palatines. Dorsal spines stronh, longer posterior, 1st to 4th spines serrated; third anal spine longest, the 1st without serration; pelvic fin with a long serrated, reaching to orgin of anal fin, and long rays reaching to middle of anal fin base. Body uniformly red. Pelvic fin black; spinous dorsal and anal, margins of anterior rays of dorsal and anal, and margin of caudal fin blackish. 
Habitat: Found on hard bottoms to a depth of about 400 m and reported to be moderately common at depths of 165 to 260 m in association with rocky holes and ledges; preferably with rich invertebrate growth such as sponges and soft corals. Juveniles pelagic. Feeds o 
Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and tropically influenced seas. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility: Marketed mostly fresh. 
Name Code: 382410
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