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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sparidae  
 Genus Argyrops  
  Argyrops spinifer  (Forsskål, 1775) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Calamus ciliarisPagrus ciliarisSparus spinifer  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal fin with XI-XII spines and 10-11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays. Dorsal fin single,1st and 2nd very small, 3th~ 5th long as silk; anal fin small. same form as dorsal fin, 2nd and 3th same length; pectoral fin long; caudal fin forked. Body silver pink, young fish bodyside have red bands. All fin red. 
Habitat: Inhabits a wide range of bottoms. Young fish occur in very shallow waters of sheltered bays; larger individuals in deeper water. Feeds on benthic invertebrates, mainly mollusks. Important food fish. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Indo-Malayan Archipelago and northern Australia. 
Utility: commercial species. 
Name Code: 382638
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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