Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Creediidae  
 Genus Limnichthys  
  Limnichthys nitidus  Smith, 1958 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Limnichthys donaldsoni  details
Citation: Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Bodylongate, compressed, small trachinoid fishes. Eyes slightly protruding, near dorsal profile of head. Snout fleshy, projecting beyond lower jaw. Mouth cleft almost horizontal. Row of cirri bordering lower jaw; symphysis of lower jaw with dorsal projection. Dorsal rays 21 to 24; anal rays 24 to 26; pectoral rays 10 to 12. Lateral line scales 40 to 43; scales above lateral lin 3. Body pale, with 8-12 narrow, short bars across dorsal surface. Dorsal saddles not reaching, even if present, a lateral band. 
Habitat: Pebble bottoms. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea south to Chaka's Rock, Natal, South Africa; north to Japan. It is found in southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381640
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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