Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Plesiopidae  
 Genus Acanthoplesiops  
  Acanthoplesiops hiatti  Schultz, 1953 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 墾丁國家公園海域-魚類圖鑑(邵等,1992);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body elongate, slightly compressed. Snout short. Operculum with 2 flat spines. A single dorsal fin with XIX-XXI spines and 3-5 segmented rays, with barely incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with VIII- X spines and 3-5 segmented rays; pectoral fins with 17 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 2 segmented rays. One incomple lateral line, reaching behind pectoral fin. Body nearly all black, but a thin white line over the back from the tip of the snout and along the tips of the dorsal fin spines; dorsal, anal, pelvic and caudal fins with yellow margin; a white spot on base of pectoral fin.  
Habitat: Found in shallow wave-washed seaward reefs. Also in sheltered rubble reef slopes to at least 20 m depth. 
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific, including Taiwan, Philippines, Moluccas, southern Japan, Izu Islands, and Marshall Islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters; and Lyudao, southeastern Taiwan.  
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382263
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