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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Lethrinus  
  Lethrinus semicinctus  Valenciennes, 1830 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Lethrinella variegataLethrinus latifronsLethrinus variagatus  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 rays X, 9; anal-fin rays III, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13. Body depth 3.44 times in standard length. Body is brown or tan, with scattered irregular small black blotches, a large oblong black blotch below soft-rayed portion of dorsal fin and bordering below the lateral line. The fins are pale or pinkish. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow seagrass beds, reef flats, lagoons, and sandy areas near coral reefs. Feeds on benthic invertebrates and small fish. Caught with beach seines and handlines and is marketed fresh. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka to the Marshall and Solomon islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Taiwan: South, Lanyu, Lyudao, East, West.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382079
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