Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Cheilodactylidae  
 Genus Cheilodactylus  
  Cheilodactylus zonatus  Cuvier, 1830 ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Goniistius zonatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)
Character: Body oblong and moderately compressed. A single flat spine on opercle; margin of preopercle smooth. Mouth small, terminal to slightly inferior, the adults with thick lips. Teeth small, villiform, in bands anteriorly in jaws, none on vomer or palatines. A continuous dorsal fin with XVII spines and 32 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; caudal fin forked; lower 5 pectoral-fin rays unbranched. Scales cycloid and small, 62 in lateral line. Body pale greyish-brown with 9 yellowish orange oblique bands on head and body, the first through eye not reachied pectoral-fin base. Fins yellowish orange; soft rays of dorsal fin with a bluelongitudinal band; caudal fin scattered many small white spots.  
Habitat: Found on rocky reefs of shallow waters.  
Distribution: Distributed in the northwest Pacific from Japan to Taiwan and South China Sea. It is found in southern northeastern and northern Taiwanese waters and Penghu Islands.  
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh.  
Name Code: 395486
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