Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Oplegnathidae  
 Genus Oplegnathus  
  Oplegnathus punctatus  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Opleganthus punctatusScaradon punctatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Body elongate, deep and compressed. Head short and snout blunt. Teeth in both jaws coalesced, forming a beak. A single dorsal fin with XII spines and 15-16 rays; anal fin with III spines and 13 rays; caudal fin emarginate. Lateral line complete. Body grey with dense blackish-brown spots, but head and body blackish-brown with white area on mouth and periphery in old adult males.  
Habitat: Inhabits rocky and coral reefs. Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed.  
Distribution: Distributed in the Pacific Ocean from Japan, Koera,Taiwan to South China Sea and Hawaii. It is common in coastal rocky reefs around Taiwan.  
Utility: Excellent food fishes of minor importance to fisheries. 
Name Code: 382222
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