Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Lethrinus  
  Lethrinus variegatus  Valenciennes, 1830 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Lethrinus variegates  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 is brown and gray, becoming lighter ventrally, with scattered irregular dark spots. Often there are two dark bands below the eye, one at the lower rim or the opercle and one at the corner of the mouth. The fins are generally light or translucent; the caudal fin is light and dark striped. 
Habitat: Inhabits sandy and weedy areas near coral reefs, where it is well camouflaged and usually swims in the cover of the substrate. Juveniles sometimes abundant in shallow, weedy areas. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates. Flesh of large individuals is estee 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Ryukyu Islands and New Caledonia. 
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382080
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