Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Cirrhitidae  
 Genus Paracirrhites  
  Paracirrhites arcatus  (Cuvier, 1829) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Amblycirrhitus arcatusCirrhites amblycephalusCirrhites arcatusGymnocirrhites arcatusParacirrhites amblycephalusParacirrhites arcuatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body elongate; body depth 2.4-2.6 times in standard length. Snout short. Mouth large, the maxilla reaching posterior to a vertical at centre of eye; upper margin of preopercle finely serrate. A continuous dorsal fin of X spines and 11 soft rays, notched between spinous and soft portions; a single cirrus from membrane near tip of each dorsal-fin spine; anal fin with III spines and 6 soft rays; upper 2 and lower 6 or 7 pectoral rays unbrached; caudal fin slightly rounded. Lateral-line scales 45- 50; 5 rows of large scales above lateral line; 5 or 6 rows of large scales on cheek, in addition to small scales. Occurs in a variety of color morphs, but always has a distinctive ring extending around and behind the eye.  
Habitat: Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs from 1 to at least 33 m where it found on heads of small branching corals, e.g. Stylophora, Pocillopora, and Acropora. Feeds mainly on shrimps, small fishes, crabs, and other crustaceans.  
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line and Mangaréva islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and Rapa; throughout Micronesia. It is found in southern and eastern Taiwanese waters; Siao Liouciou, southweste 
Utility: Aquarium fishes.  
Name Code: 381634
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