Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Cirrhitidae  
 Genus Oxycirrhites  
  Oxycirrhites typus  Bleeker, 1857 
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Synonyms:Oxycirrhitus typus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body much elongate; body depth 4.4-4.6 in standard length; snout extremely long, its length about 2.0 in head. Palatine teeth absent. A single dorsal fin with X spines and 13 rays, two to four cirri from membrane near tip of each dorsal spine; anal fin with III spines and 7 rays; lower 5 pectoral rays unbrached; caudal fin lunate. Lateral line complete, with 51-53 scales; 4 rows of scales above lateral line. Body whitish with horizontal and near-vertical red bands forming a cross-hatch patten.  
Habitat: Inhabits steep outer reef slopes exposed to strong currents where it lives in large gorgonians and black corals. Feeds on small benthic or planktonic crustaceans. Lays demersal eggs.  
Distribution: Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to northern Colombia and the Galapagos Islands. It is found in southern Ta 
Utility: Aquarium fishes.  
Name Code: 381633
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