Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Gobiesocidae  
 Genus Pherallodus  
  Pherallodus indicus  (Weber, 1913) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Crepidogaster indicusLepadichthys indicus  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 protruding anterior. Mouth small. A single short dorsal fin located posteriorly, usually positioned directly above anal fin, dorsal fin with 8 soft rays and anal fin with 7 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 dobble type; 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 red with one white stripes on upper half of head and body, and another white stripes on dorsal parts.  
Habitat: Inhabits rocky shores and coral reefs. Among red algae and sea urchins. 
Distribution: Distributed in the tropical West Pacific from Japan and Taiwan to Western Central Pacific. It is very rare and only found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381694
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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