Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Chaetodon  
  Chaetodon argentatus  Smith & Radcliffe, 1911 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Anisochaetodon argentatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length roughly equal to head height; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. Snout short. Small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws. Dorsal fin with XIII to XIV spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 21 to 24 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 16 to 17 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 to 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded to slightly emarginate. Body silvery white to yellowish-grey, and reticulated dark marks in sides; 2 broad black bars on body; ocular band reduced to a small black spot above the eye. Distal portion of caudal fin black and transparent white. 
Habitat: Inhabit rocky areas and coral reefs at depths of 5 to 20 m. Often in pairs or groups. 
Distribution: Distributed from the coast of Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, China, and the Philippines. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381572
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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