Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Mullidae  
 Genus Parupeneus  
  Parupeneus barberinoides  (Bleeker, 1852) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Pseudopeneus barberinoidesUpeneus barberinoides  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)
Character: Body moderately elongate, and moderately compressed. Chin with 2 slender barbels usually reaching posterior to rear edge of preopercle; snout moderate; dorsal profile of snout straight to slightly concave; mouth small, maxilla reaching from 2/3 to 3/4 distance to anterior edge of eye; a single row of well-spaced, stout, conical teeth in jaws; no teeth on roof of mouth. First gill arch with 6 or 7 gill rakers on upper limb, 21 to 25 on lower limb (total 28 to 33). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VIII spines, the second fin with 9 soft rays; first dorsal-fin spine very short; longest dorsal-fin spine 1.4 to 1.8 times in head length; last ray of second dorsal and anal fins distinctly longer than penultimate ray; anal fin with I spine and 6 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 15 or 16 (usually 15). Lateral-line scales 27 or 28; 3 rows of scales between dorsal fins; 9 rows of scales along upper part of caudal peduncle. Head and anterior half of body dark reddish brown, abruptly white and yellow on posterior half; 2 diagonal white bands in dark part of head and body, the uppermost running from front of snout, through upper part of eye and along back; an irregular black spot a little smaller than eye on lateral line just behind rear base of second dorsal fin; barbels red. 
Habitat: Inhabits mixed sand, rubble, and seaweed covered bottoms. Usually found in the vicinity of coral reefs in protected waters such as bays or lagoons; juveniles often seen in seagrass beds. Adults are usually solitary, but juveniles generally form small scho 
Distribution: Western Pacific from Moluccas and Philippines to western Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and Tonga; Palau, Caroline and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. It is a common species in Taiwan except western part. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382166
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