Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lutjanidae  
 Genus Lutjanus  
  Lutjanus ophuysenii  (Bleeker, 1860) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Diacope vittaLutianus vittaMesoprion ophuyseniiMesoprion vittaSerranus vitta  details
Citation:
Fishbase( 2002)
Iwatsuki, Y., M. Akazaki and T. Yoshino, 1993. Validity of a lutjanid fish, Lutjanus ophuysenii (Bleeker) with a related species, L. vitta (Quoy & Gaimard).. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 40(1):47-59
Character: Body moderately deep to relatively slender. Dorsal profile of head moderately sloped; preopercular notch and knob poorly developed; vomerine tooth patch triangular with a medial posterior extension or diamond-shaped; tongue without a patch of granular teeth. First gill arch with 16 to 20 gill rakers. Dorsal fin with X spines and 12 or 13 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins angular; caudal fin slightly emarginate or truncate. Pectoral fins with 15 or 16 rays. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line ; posterior lower margin of preopercle without small scales; lateral line scales 46-49. Back and upper sides brown, lower sides and belly whitish or pink; narrow longitudinal brown lines, 1 per scale row, on sides, those above lateral line slanted posteriorly toward dorsal-fin base; a dark brown to blackish stripe along middle of side from eye to upper half of caudal peduncle and a black blotch below lateral line ; fins yellow except pelvics whitish. 
Habitat: Juveniles are found in tide pools and rocky shores. Adults spawn in shallow water in spring, supporting evidence of seasonal migration 
Distribution: Distributed in Northwest Pacific from southern Japan (except the Ryukyu Islands), southern Korea, China, western part of Taiwan to Hong Kong. It is very rare and only found in western Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382115
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