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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Apogonidae  
 Genus Cheilodipterus  
  Cheilodipterus macrodon  (Lacepède, 1802) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Apogon macrodonApogon melanurusCentropomus macrodonCheilodipterus heptazonaCheilodipterus octovittatusChelidopterus macrodonCheliodipterus macrodonParamia octolineata  details
Citation:
1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
2. 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
3. Mabuchi, K. , T. H. Fraser, H. Song, Y. Azuma and M. Nishida 2014 (1 Aug.) Revision of the systematics of the cardinalfishes (Percomorpha: Apogonidae) based on molecular analyses and comparative reevaluation of morphological characters. Zootaxa 3846 (no. 2): 151-203.
Character: Dorsal-fin rays VI-I, 9; anal-fin rays II, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13. Large canine-like teeth on both jaws; posterior margin of preopercle serrated; body with 8 longitudinal narrow dark brown stripes; lateral-line scale with 1 pore; dark longitudinal stripes on body all equal in width; juveniles have a large black spot caudal peduncle, but becoming indistinct in adults; caudal fin forked; upper and lower margins of caudal fin weakly dark.  
Habitat: Common in outer reef slopes in 4-30 m depth; in caves and ledges of clear lagoon and seaward reefs from 0.5 to at least 40 m, generally hovering solitarily in midwater. Adults usually in pairs or small groups comprising several pairs; juveniles solitary. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Pitcairn, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and Rapa. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381369
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