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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Ostorhinchus  
  Ostorhinchus properuptus  (Whitley, 1964) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Apogon properuptaLovamia properuptadetails
Citation:
1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
2. Fishbase(2013)
3. Shao, K. T., and J. P. Chen (1986) The New Records of Cardinalfishes from Taiwan, with a Synopsis of the Family Apogonidae. Journ. Taiwan Museum, 39(2):61-104.
4. Randall, J. E. (2005) Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. i-xii + 1-707.
Character: Dorsal-fin rays VII-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 14. Maxillary reaching to below the center of pupil; small canine teeth on both jaws; dorsal fin reaching to the origin of anal fin when depressed; body except the black snout generally reddish brown and orangish ventrally; the first dorsal spine and the upper part of the membrane between third and fourth spines black; caudal fin forked.  
Habitat: Found in clear coastal and outer reefs, juveniles in harbors, boulder rock and usually in small aggregations. Feeds on zooplankton and other small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381348
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