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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Gobiesocidae  
 Genus Aspasmichthys  
  Aspasmichthys ciconiae  (Jordan & Fowler, 1902) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Aspasma ciconiaeAspasmichthys ciconaedetails
Citation: 脊椎動物百科全書(沈等, 2004);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)
Character: Body anteriorly depressed, posteriorly subcylindrical to compressed. Eyes generally large, located dorsolaterally. Snout short and pointed. Mouth small, posterior end of upper jaw reaching middle of eye. A single short dorsal fin located posteriorly, usually positioned directly above anal fin, dorsal fin with 11 soft rays and anal fin with 8 soft rays,both fins near caudal fin, but not connected to it; pectoral fins moderate sized, with rounded border, modified to support ventral sucking disc; pelvic fins modified to forma sucking disc on breast, sucking disc double type; caudal fin rounded. Skin scaleless, covered with a thick layer of mucous; lower jaw with 1 pairs of mandibular canal pores and 3 pairs of preopercular canal pores. 
Habitat: Found in tide pools and under boulders in the subtidal zone. 
Distribution: Distributed from Japan to Taiwan. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381689
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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