Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Cepolidae  
 Genus Acanthocepola  
  Acanthocepola indica  (Day, 1888) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cepola indica  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body ribbon-like, very slender, last soft ray of dorsal and anal fins connected to caudal fin by a membrane; body depth 7 in stardand length. Head short, with blunt snout. Eyes relatively large and high on head. Mouth large, oblique; upper jaw broad at end, without supramaxilla, and extending to below posterior margin of eye; a single row of slender, slightly curved teeth in jaws. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated. Dorsal fin continuous, with 83-85 rays; anal fin with 93-100 rays; caudal fin lanceolate. Lateral line high on body, close to dorsal-fin base. Body uniformly orange-red or pink with many orange-yellow vertical lines when life; anterior part of dorsal fin with a small indistinct black blotch.  
Habitat: Found on sandy-muddy bottoms.  
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific, including Natal in South Africa, India, Japan and Taiwan. It is very rare and only found in Penghu Islands, western Taiwan.  
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 381563
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