Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Lethrinus  
  Lethrinus atkinsoni  Seale, 1910 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Lethrinus mahsenaLethrinus sanguineus  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, 9; anal-fin rays III, 8; pectoral-fin rays 16-17. Color is bluish-gray, tan or yellowish on the upper sides, and white ventrally. The head is brown; lips reddish; caudal peduncle yellowish. The fins are pale, yellowish, orange or reddish. The base of the pectoral fins, the basal membranes of the anal fins and the edges of the pelvic, dorsal, anal and caudal fins are often reddish. Sometimes there is a broad yellowish indistinct band on the sides. 
Habitat: Inhabits seagrass beds and sandy areas of lagoons and outer reef slopes. Found singly or in schools. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, mollusks, and fish. Marketed fresh. 
Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Indonesia and Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to Australia, east to the Tuamoto Islands. Taiwan: South, Penghu, North-East.  
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382067
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