Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Trichonotidae  
 Genus Trichonotus  
  Trichonotus setiger  Bloch & Schneider, 1801 ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Trachinotus setigerusTrichonotus setigerus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Elongate, compressed posteriorly. Eye with dorsal iris flap consisting of numerous elongate strands extending ventrally. Snout pointed. Lower jaw with fleshy extension and projecting beyond upper jaw. Dorsal fin single, continuous, with V to VII spines and 39 to 41 soft rays; anal fin with I spine and 34 to 36 soft rays. Lateral-line scales 52 to 55. Males generally whitish with about 10 brown bars on side and smaller saddles or spots on back between bars; body and median fins with longitudinal rows of small blue to white spots. Females whitish with a pair of longitudinal rows of blue to brown spots; a blackish spot on anterior part of dorsal fin. 
Habitat: Found in steep sand slopes in large aggregations. Hovers above clean sandy bottoms; darts into the sand when disturbed. Usually slightly silty habitat. Usually seen resting on substrate, leaving substrate to grab prey from zooplankton floating over, or wh 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific. It is found in southwestern, southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382665
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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