Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Nemipteridae  
 Genus Nemipterus  
  Nemipterus peronii  (Valenciennes, 1830) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cantharus gulimindaDentex mulloidesDentex obtususDentex peroniiDentex smithiiDentex toluNemipterus oveniidesNemipterus peroniNemipterus sampsonensisNemipterus samsonensisNemipterus smithii details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Russell, B. C. and H.-C. Ho. 2017. A new species of Nemipterus (Perciformes: Nemipteridae) and first record of N. nematophorus (Bleeker) from Taiwan. Zootaxa, 4231(2):281-288.
Character: Dorsal-fin raysX, 9; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays15-17. Body depth 3.3 to 3.64 times in standard length. Suborbital spine absent. Preopercle with 3 transverse scale rows. Pectoral fins short, not reaching to level of anus. Pelvic fins moderately long, reaching to level of anus. Dorsal fin spines elongate, interspinous membrane deeply incised. Upper lobe of caudal fin pointed and slightly longer than lower. A line drawn up from the posterior edge of suborbital reaching the dorsal profile at or just before origin of dorsal fin. Axillary scale present. Upper part of body pinkish, lower part silvery. Golden-yellow stripe on snout in front of eye. 
Habitat: Occurs on sand or mud bottoms and feeds on fish, crustaceans, mollusks and polychaetes. Usually in small groups; flighty during the day. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Sri Lanka, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea; then from Taiwan to northern Australia. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, West.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382190
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