Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Blenniidae  
 Genus Aspidontus  
  Aspidontus taeniatus  Quoy & Gaimard, 1834 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Aspidontus taeniatus taeniatusPetrocirtes taeniatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes.. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p
Character: Dorsal fin with X-XIII spines and 26-29 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 25-28 soft rays; pectoral fin 13-15; pelvic fin with I spine and 3 soft rays. Closely resembles the "cleaner wrasse" Labroides dimidiatus, in color pattern and general body shape. Mouth of this species is not terminal, as in L. dimidiatus, but ventral in position. 
Habitat: Inhabits reef-associated marine environment. Both fishes are known as famous examples of minicry. Anterior dorsal rays elongated in pre-juveniles. Attains to 10.0 cm TL. 
Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea south to Durban Bay, South Africa. Replaced by Aspidontus taeniatus taeniatus on the west coast of Australia. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381396
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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