Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Gymnocranius  
  Gymnocranius elongatus  Senta, 1973 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Gymnocranius elongates  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);水產學會摘要(陳春暉 ,1998);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays X, 10; anal-fin rays III, 10; pectoral-fin rays 15. Lower edge of eye is intersected by line from snout tip to the middle of the caudal fin fork. Eye diameter usually about equal to the length of the snout. The interorbital space is convex and about equal to eye diameter. The inner surface of the pectoral fin axil is scaleless. Overall color is silver, sometimes slightly brown dorsally, with about eight transverse brown bars on the sides, the first crossing through the eye, the remainder below the dorsal fin and across the caudal peduncle. Scattered blotches and speckling is sometimes evident on sides. Fins are clear to yellow-orange with caudal margins and tips often deep red. 
Habitat: Inhabits sandy or low-relief rocky bottoms. Feeds on bottom-living invertebrates. Marketed fresh. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: east Africa and Seychelles to the Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Taiwan: Penghu.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382064
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