Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lutjanidae  
 Genus Lutjanus  
  Lutjanus fulvus  (Forster, 1801) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Diacope analisDiacope aurantiacaDiacope flavipesDiacope immaculataDiacope marginataDiacope vaigiensisDiacope xanthopusGenyoroge nigricaudaHolocentrus fulvusLutianus fulvusLutianus marginatoides details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped; preorbital bone about equal in width to eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob well developed; vomerine tooth patch crescentic, without a medial posterior extension; tongue smooth, without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 10 to 13, total rakers on first gill arch 16 to 20. Dorsal fin with X spines and 14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins rounded; pectoral fins with 16 rays; caudal fin slightly emarginate. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Body back and sides grey to brown; often with a series of narrow yellow or golden-brown stripes, one per scale rows, on sides; belly and underside of head whitish; dorsal fin brown to reddish, with a narrow blackish band near margin, broader on soft part of dorsal; caudal fin blackish, dorsal and caudal fins with a narrow white border; pelvic and anal fins yellowish. 
Habitat: Inhabits coral reefs in lagoons and on outer reef slopes in about 2 to 40 m depth. Juveniles sometimes found in shallow mangrove swamps and the lower parts of freshwater streams. Feeds at night on fishes, shrimps, crabs, holothurians and cephalopods. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Marquesas and Line islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382107
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