Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Gobiesocidae  
 Genus Discotrema  
  Discotrema crinophilum  Briggs, 1976 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Discotrema crinophilaDiscotrema echinocephalaDiscotrema echinophilaDiscotrema echinopila  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)
Character: Body anteriorly depressed, posteriorly subcylindrical to compressed. Eyes generally large, located dorsolaterally. Snout short and rounded, not protruding anterior. Mouth small. A single short dorsal fin located posteriorly, usually positioned directly above anal fin, dorsal fin with 9 soft rays and anal fin with 8 soft rays,both fins near caudal fin, but not connected to it by membrane; pectoral fins moderate sized, with rounded border, modified to support ventral sucking disc; pelvic fins modified to forma sucking disc on breast, sucking disc single type, fleshy base of sucking disk think, with papillae; caudal fin rounded. Skin scaleless, covered with a thick layer of mucous; lower jaw without mandibular canal pores and also without preopercular canal pores. Colour reddish brown to black with one yellow stripes on upper half of head and body, and another yellow stripes on dorsal parts.  
Habitat: Found in protected coastal reefs from shallow reef flats to about 20 m depth along slopes and walls. Found among arms of crinoids. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Ryukyu Islands, Bismarck Archipelago and the Fiji Islands. Recently reported from Christmas Island, Taiwan and the Great Barrier Reef. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters, and Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381692
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