Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beryciformes  
 Family Holocentridae  
 Genus Myripristis  
  Myripristis adusta  Bleeker, 1853 
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Synonyms:Myripristis adusataMyripristis adustusMyripristis melanostictusNeoniphon adustaOstichthys adustus  details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Fishbase(2008)
Randall, J.E. and D. W. Greenfield, 1996. Revision of the Indo-Pacific holocentrid fishes of the genus Myripristis, with descriptions of three new species.. Indo-Pacific Fishes (25):61 p
Character: Dorsal fin with XI spines and 14-16 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 12-14 soft rays. Pale salmon pink; edges of scales dorsally on body deep blue to black; median fins with broad black outer border. Inner pectoral fin axil naked except for one (rarely two) moderate scales on lower half. 
Habitat: Usually inhabits coral-rich areas of drop-offs and steep channel slopes from below the effects of surge to over 25 m. Occurs singly or in small groups, sometimes with other species. A nocturnal species hiding in caves or beneath ledges by day, feeds on pl 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to Natal, South Africa and east to the Society Tuamoto and the Line islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef. Throughout Micronesia. It has not been reported from the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Oman 
Utility: Commercial food species. 
Name Code: 380909
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