Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Aporops  
  Aporops bilinearis  Schultz, 1943 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Aporops allfreeiAporops japonicusPseudogramma bilinearis  details
Citation: 臺灣近海魚類圖鑑;Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)
Character: Dorsal fin with VII spines & 23-25 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 19-21 soft rays; Vertebrae: 10-18. Adults' body light brown with scattered vertically elongate dark brown spots. Large pores in interorbital space absent (except in small juveniles). Preopercular spine projecting upward. Caudal vertebrae rarely up to 19. Lateral line double, upper part ends below middle dorsal fin with 32-38 scales, lower line runs along midlateral part of body above anal fin with 14-28 scales (usually 19-21). Lateral line series 53-59. Body of adults pale brown, with scattered, vertically elongate dark brown spats. 
Habitat: Benthic species. Found among corals of wave-washed seaward reefs. A shallow-water species. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Orchid island of Taiwan. 
Utility: Rare species, small, not commercial species. 
Name Code: 382507
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase 
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