Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Lethrinus  
  Lethrinus erythracanthus  Valenciennes, 1830 
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Synonyms:Lethrinus cinnabarinus  details
Citation: 陳春暉 (1998), 水產學會摘要;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. The largest species of Lethrinus. Deep body, blunt snout with orange spots, and bright orange rounded fins of adults are distinctive. The caudal fin is only slightly forked with tips becoming rounded in adults. Body is brown dark gray, with indistinct scattered small dark and light stripes sometimes on lower sides. The head is brown or gray, often with small orange spots on the cheeks in small adults. The Pectoral and Pelvic fins are white to orangish. The dorsal and anal fins are mottled orange and bluish. The caudal fin is often bright orange, especially in sub adults. 
Habitat: Occurs in deep lagoons and channels, outer reef slopes and adjacent soft bottom areas. Solitary in or near ledges or caves by day. Feeds on echinoderms, crustaceans, mollusks. May be ciguatoxic in some areas. Marketed fresh. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Chagos, and Maldives, to Thailand, Philippines, Ryukyus, Micronesia, northeastern Australia, Samoa, Society and Tuamoto Islands. Taiwan: Penghu. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382068
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