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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Chaetodon  
  Chaetodon plebeius  Cuvier, 1831 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Chaetodon cordiformisChaetodon plebelusMegaprotodon maculicepsMegaprotodon plebeius  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length about equal to head height; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. Snout short. Small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws. Dorsal fin with XIII to XIV spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 16 to 18 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 14 to 16 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Body is yellow with narrow dark stripes on the sides; an elongate blue blotch on the upper sides and a white-edged black spot on the caudal peduncle; a blue-edged black bar runs vertically on the head across the eye. 
Habitat: Feed mainly on polyps of Acropora corals in lagoons and outer reefs at depths of 3 to 20 m. Usually in pairs. Oviparous. 
Distribution: Distributed from the Andaman Sea eastward throughout the Indo-Malayan Archipelago to Fiji, northward to southern Japan, southward to Lord Howe Island. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381590
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