Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Plesiopidae  
 Genus Acanthoplesiops  
  Acanthoplesiops psilogaster  Hardy, 1985 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);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-XX spines and 4-5 segmented rays, with barely incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with VII-VIII spines and 4-5 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 depthof 9 to 12m.  
Distribution: Known only from southern Japan, Taiwan, and Philippines. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382264
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