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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Haemulidae  
 Genus Plectorhinchus  
  Plectorhinchus lessonii  (Cuvier, 1830) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Diagramma lessoniiPlectorhynchus diagrammus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays XIII, 19-20; anal-fin rays III, 7 ; pectoral-fin rays16. Chin with 6 pores and no median pit containing a pore on each side; Chin naked, frequently swollen with age; no antrorse spine; swimbladder without horn-like extensions anteriorly. Juveniles with 3 or 4 white stripes on a dark brown or black body, changing to about 4 dark brown stripes above pectoral-fin base, none below except 2 below eye on head; pelvic fins with anterior half except margin black or dark brow.  
Habitat: Occurs in lagoons, usually in caves along steep slopes. Juveniles found in shallow lagoons or protected shallow reefs. During the day, occur under coral ledges of channel and outer reef slopes. Feed on benthic animals and fishes. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Malaysia to Melanesia, north to Japan. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, North-East. 
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species.  
Name Code: 381897
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