Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Gymnocranius  
  Gymnocranius euanus  (Günther, 1879) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Gymnocranius japonicusMonotaxis affinisSphaerodon euanus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);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 14. Eye is relatively large, its lower edge well above a line from the tip of the snout to the middle of the caudal fin fork. Caudal fin is moderately forked and with blunt tips. Overall color is silvery white to grayish. The scales of the back and sides have a small brownish basal spot. Prominent black blotches are scattered mainly on the anterior half of the body. A very faint bar is sometimes present below the eye to the lower edge of the cheek. Fins are clear to reddish, the caudal fin sometimes dusky reddish-brown. Faint spots may be evident on the dorsal, caudal, and anal fins. 
Habitat: Occurs over sand and rubble areas adjacent to rock and coral reefs. Feeds on bottom-dwelling gastropods. Caught with bottom longlines and handlines. Marketed fresh. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: including southern Japan, South China Sea, Australia, Coral Sea, New Caledonia, and Tonga. Recently reported from Norfolk Island. Taiwan: South, Penghu, Lyudao, North-East.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382065
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