Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Aploactinidae  
 Genus Aploactis  
  Aploactis aspera  (Richardson, 1845) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Synanceia aspera  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with XIII- XIV spines and 11-15 soft rays; anal fin with I spines and 11-14 soft rays; pectoral rays 13; pelvic fin 13-14. Body almost black and covered with velvety prickles. Preopercle with 5 blunt spines. Attains 10 cm TL. 
Habitat: Inhabits sandy or mud bottoms in shallow waters. Other ecological behavior is unclear. 
Distribution: Northwest Pacific: Sagami Bay and Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan southward to China. Recently reported from New Caledonia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species, rarely. 
Name Code: 382790
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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