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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sparidae  
 Genus Pagrus  
  Pagrus major  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Chrysophrys majorPagrosomus majorPagus majorSparus majordetails
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase( 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with XII spines and 10 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and with 8 soft rays. Caudal fin forked. Body with many bluish dots when fresh. Shallow body, body depth 2 or more in SL. Transverse scales 6.5-7.5. All spines of dorsal fin tough and not elongated. Posterior margin of caudal fin black, lower margin white. 
Habitat: Occurs from 10 to 50 m depths, often on rough grounds, but also on softer bottoms. Also inhabits reefs. Adults migrate into shallower parts of their depth range to spawn in late spring and summer; juveniles occur mainly in the shallower areas. It is a pop 
Distribution: Northwest Pacific: northeastern part of South China Sea (Philippines excluded) northward to Japan 
Utility: highly commercial species; aquaculture species; aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382642
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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