Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Lethrinus  
  Lethrinus genivittatus  Valenciennes, 1830 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Lethrinus nematacanthus  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 13. Body depth 3.03 times in standard length. The only Lethrinus with its 2nd dorsal spine the longest. The inner surface of the pectoral fin may be scaleless, partially covered with scales or densely covered with scales. Body color is tan or brown on the upper sides, white on the lower sides, with three tan or brown stripes. The sides often have scattered irregular black oblique bars and a square black blotch above the pectoral fin and bordering below the lateral line. The head is brown or tan sometimes with several broad, somewhat indistinct vertical and oblique bands. The fins are pale, speckled with small white blotches. 
Habitat: Occurs over shallow sandy and seagrass beds, in mangrove swamps, lagoons, channels and outer reef slopes. May enter rivers. Feeds on crustaceans and small fishes. A protracted spawning peak from July to December is recorded in New Caledonia. Smaller and m 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia (including eastern Indian Ocean side), northern Australia, Philippines, southern Japan, Papua New Guinea and the Caroline Islands. Taiwan: South, North.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382070
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