Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Mullidae  
 Genus Upeneus  
  Upeneus quadrilineatus  Cheng & Wang, 1963 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body moderately elongate. Chin with 2 slender short barbels which do not reach posterior margin of preopercle. Mouth small; villiform teeth in a narrow band in jaws, on palatines, and in 2 small patches on vomer. First gill arch with 8 to 9 gill rakers on upper limb, 17 to 20 on lower limb (total 25 to 29). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VIII spines, and the second with 9 soft rays; anal fin with 7 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 15 to 16. Lateral-line scales 35 to 38; no scales on side of snout; small scales basally on second dorsal and anal fins. Body with more than 4 narrow, orange-yellow longitudinal stripes; back above stripe silvery pink, below silvery; snout silvery pink; first dorsal fin with black tip; upper lobe of caudal fin with 5 to 7 oblique red cross bars, the lower lobe red or longitudinally streaked with red; dorsal fins with red stripes; barbels white to pink; peritoneum brown to dark brown.  
Habitat: Occurs on mud substrata. Usually occurs in schools. 
Distribution: Known only from southern Japan to southern China. Also a new record for Indonesia. It is found in western Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh or made into fish balls. 
Name Code: 382180
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