Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Uranoscopidae  
 Genus Uranoscopus  
  Uranoscopus chinensis  Guichenot, 1882 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Uranoscopus flavipinnis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)
Character: Head and body depressed, compressed posteriorly. Top of head with bony tubercles, shallowly concave. Depression on interorbital space exending to line connecting posterior rims of orbits. Lower edge of preoperculum with 4 spines. Cleithral spine large and stout. Both nostril tubular. Respiratory valve inside lower jaw with a membranous filament. Two dorsal fins, the first fin black with white area at base and with V weak spines, the second dorsal fin with 12 to 14 soft rays; anal-fin rays 13 or 14. Body dark brown, white below; any white blotches scattered on upper half of body. 
Habitat: Found near shore, down to 120 m on sand or sandy mud bottoms. 
Distribution: Distributed in the northwest Pacific from Japan to Taiwan. It is found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382681
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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