Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Prionurus  
  Prionurus scalprum  Valenciennes, 1835 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Prionurus scalprusXesurus scalprum  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IX, 22-24 ; anal-fin rays III, 21-23 ; pectoral-fin rays 17-18 ; pelvic-fin rays I,5. Body roundish in young becoming ovate with age. Dorsal and ventral profiles about even. Forehead without rostral prominence even in adult; caudal peduncle relatively deep and compressed without dorsal and ventral precaudal depressions. Body light gray to dark browen often with a series of about 15 narrow dark bars along side of body; caudal peduncular plates black, lateral-line pores black.  
Habitat: Occur in small groups in coastal bays in rocky-algae habitats. Feed on algae along rocky shores. 
Distribution: Northwest Pacific: Matsushima Bay, Japan to Taiwan. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, North, East, North-East, West.  
Utility: Commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381293
  IUCN Red List:DD      Marine     
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