Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Cirrhitidae  
 Genus Paracirrhites  
  Paracirrhites forsteri  (Schneider, 1801) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Grammistes forsteriParacirrhites typee  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body elongate; body depth 2.6-2.8 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; lower 7 pectoral rays unbrached; caudal fin slightly rounded. Lateral-line scales 45- 49; 5 rows of large scales above lateral line; 5 or 6 rows of large scales on cheek, in addition to small scales. Body yellowish with a faint longitudinal dark banding following scale rows; usually a broad blackish band (sometimes broken into conjoined spots) on upper side from below middle of dorsal fin nearly to middle of caudal fin; region below black band usually yellow (by virtue of reduced longitudinal banding on scale rows); head, nape, and thorax with small brownish red spots; fins varying from yellowish to pink.  
Habitat: Inhabits clear lagoon or seaward reefs to at least 33 m depth, but may venture very deep. Occurs openly on coral and soft-bottom habitats, occasionally in pairs. Tends to perch on outermost branches of Stylophora, Pocillopora, and Acropor 
Distribution: Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia and the Austral Islands; throughout Micronesia and also known from the Society Islands. 
Utility: Aquarium fishes.  
Name Code: 381635
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