Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Plesiopidae  
 Genus Assessor  
  Assessor randalli  Allen & Kuiter, 1976 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body elongate, slightly compressed. Snout short. A single dorsal fin with XI spines and 10 segmented rays, with barely incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 10 segmented rays; pectoral fins with 15 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 4 segmented rays; caudal fin deeply forked. Lateral line disjunct and in 2 parts, with a more anterior dorsal lateral line running near dorsal-fin base, a posterior lateral line running midlaterally onto caudal peduncle. Body uniformly dark blue to dark brown.  
Habitat: Found in coral reef gullies. Usually hovering at hole entrances. Strikingly nervous.  
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific including southern Japan, Taiwan and eastern Australia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters; Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan and Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan.  
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382265
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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