Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Samaridae  
 Genus Samariscus  
  Samariscus triocellatus  Woods, 1960 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Citation: Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays 62-70; anal-fin rays 47-56; pectoral-fin rays 5. Body depth 2.4 to 3.1 times in standard length. Body mottled brown with irregular dark and pale markings; 2-3 dark-edged ocelli along lateral line pectorals blackish distally; dorsal and anal fins with minute black dots; caudal fin with black spots. Gill rakers rudimentary. Scales in lateral lines 71-76.  
Habitat: Inhabits coral heads of lagoon and seaward reefs; common in shallow caves or under ledges and can lie flat against vertical rock surfaces. Feeds on small benthic animals. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society and the Hawaiian islands. Taiwan: South, Hsaioliuchiu. 
Utility: Uncommon species, almost not marked. 
Name Code: 382769
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