Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Percophidae  
 Genus Acanthaphritis  
  Acanthaphritis barbata  (Okamura & Kishida, 1963) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Acanthaphritis barbatusSpinapsaron barbatumSpinapsaron barbatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Elongate trachinoid fishes, head depressed anteriorly. Eyes usually large, usually with dorsal iris flap. Interorbital space narrow. Mouth large; upper and lower jaws same length. Operculum with one spine. Two forward-directed spines on anterior snout tip. One barbel at tip of upper jaw in males. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin low, with V spines; posterior dorsal rays elongate, with 20 or 21 rays. Body scales ctenoid. Bright yellow band from operculum to upper tail base; spinous dorsal fin black and yellow streak on caudal fin. 
Habitat: Inhabits the shelf and shelf edge on rock bottoms. 
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific from southern Japan to Taiwan. Also from northwestern Australia. It is found in northeastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382234
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 
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