Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Cepolidae  
 Genus Acanthocepola  
  Acanthocepola krusensternii  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Acanthocepola krusensterniCepola krusensternii  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Body ribbon-like, very slender, last soft ray of dorsal and anal fins connected to caudal fin by a membrane; body depth 8 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 78-82 rays; anal fin with 76-82 rays; caudal fin lanceolate. Lateral line high on body, close to dorsal-fin base. Body uniformly orange-red or bright rosy with many orange-yellow spots when life; anterior part of dorsal fin without black blotch.  
Habitat: Inhabits the shallowest water, compared to other cepolids. Lives on muddy substrates, deep as well as in shallow protected estuaries.  
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific from southern Japan to the China Sea. Also reported from Indonesia and northwestern Australia. It is mainly found in northeastern and eastern Taiwanese waters.  
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 381564
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Savio Leong
2012-04-27 U/L
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