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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Plesiopidae  
 Genus Plesiops  
  Plesiops coeruleolineatus  Rüppell, 1835 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Pharopteryx melasPharopteryx semeionPlesiops caeruleolineatusPlesiops melasPlesiops nigricans apodaPlesiops semeionPlesiops welasPseudochromichthys riukianus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body elongate, slightly compressed. Snout short. A single dorsal fin with XI spines and 7 segmented rays, with deeply incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 8-9 segmented rays; pectoral fins with 21 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 4 segmented rays; caudal fin rounded. Lateral line disjunct and in 2 parts, with a more anterior dorsal lateral line running near dorsal-fin base, a posterior lateral line running midlaterally onto caudal peduncle. Color variable; body generally black or brown; 2 dark stripes behind eye; dorsal spines orange distally; bluish stripe along basal part of dorsal fin.  
Habitat: Found under stone or corals in flood basins and lagoons. Common but very secretive and usually found when turning rubble pieces in pools. It ventures out in the open at night to feed on small crustaceans, fishes and gastropods.  
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to Japan and Oceania. It is a common species in Taiwan except western part.  
Utility: Aquarium fishes.  
Name Code: 382269
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