Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lutjanidae  
 Genus Lutjanus  
  Lutjanus ehrenbergii  (Peters, 1869) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Lutianus ehrenbergiLutianus ehrenbergiiLutianus johniLutjanus ehrenbergiLutjanus ehrevbergiLutjanus oligolepisMesoprion ehrenbergii  details
Citation: Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase( 2002)
Character: Body moderately deep to somewhat slender. Dorsal profile of head moderately sloped; preorbital bone very narrow, its width about half of eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob poorly developed; vomerine tooth patch triangular, with a medial posterior extension; tongue with a patch of granular teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 14 or 15, total rakers on first gill arch 16 to 21. Dorsal fin with X spines and 13 or 14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 or 9 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins angular or somewhat rounded; pectoral fins with 15 or 16 rays; caudal fin truncate or slightly emarginate. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Body back and upper sides dark brown; lower sides and belly whitish with a silver sheen; often a series of 4 or 5 narrow yellow stripes on sides below lateral line; a prominent round, black spot on back below posterior part of spinous portion of dorsal fin. 
Habitat: Inhabits very shallow coastal habitats, often in large schools near freshwater run-offs. Juveniles often intertidal. Feeds on small fish and invertebrates. May enter freshwater to feed. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from the Solomon and Mariana Islands to East Africa. It is very rare and only found in northern Taiwanese waters and Penghu Is..  
Utility: Marketed mostly fresh. 
Name Code: 382104
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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