Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Ablabys  
  Ablabys taenianotus  (Cuvier, 1829) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Ablabys binotatusAblabys taenionotusAmbliapistus taenionotusAmblyapistus taenianotusAmblyapistus taenionotusApistus taenianotusApistus taenionotusTetraroge alboguttataTetraroge cristagalliTetraroge taenionotus  details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Chen, C.-H., 2004 Checklist of the fishes of Penghu. FRI Special Publication No. 4. 175 p.
Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Fishbase(2008)
Character: Dorsal rays XVII, 7-8; anal rays III, 5-6; pectoral rays 11-12, pelvic rays I, 5; dorsal-, anal- and pectoral-fin soft rays branched. Body compressed, with tiny embedded scales; lateral line prominent with tube-like scales. Dorsal fin originating above front border of eye, the second to fourth or fifth spines elongated, forming a crest. Body almost uniformly brownish with distinct white botches on forehead; dark lines or blotches on the body and fins; margins of all fins usually white. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow shallow, subtidal areas with sand rubble and weed; also beaches, estuaries, seagrass areas, coral reefs and rocky shores. A strongly compressed fish that can be seen rocking back and forth on the bottom in response to surge. Easily caught 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Sea to Fiji, north to Japan, south to Australia. Replaced by Ablabys binotatus in the western Indian Ocean 
Utility: Not commerical fishery species. Aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382826
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