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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lutjanidae  
 Genus Aprion  
  Aprion virescens  Valenciennes, 1830 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Aphareus virescensAprion kanekonisAprion konekonisAprion viresceusLocusta lobifoliusMesoprion microchirSparopsis elongatusSparopsis latifronsTimanthes lobifoliaTimanthes lobifoliusTimanthes virescens details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: An elongate, robust fish with rounded body (in cross section). Preopercular edge smooth or sometimes denticulate in juveniles; a distinct horizontal groove in front of eye; teeth in both jaws in bands, with 2 strong canines anteriorly; vomerine tooth patch crescent-shaped. Dorsal fin with X spines and 11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; first gill arch gill rakers on lower limb including rudiments) 14 or 15. Pectoral fins short, rounded, about equal to snout length with 17 rays; caudal fin deeply forked, with pointed lobes; dorsal and anal fins scaleless. Scales moderate-sized, about 48 to 50 in lateral line; scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. Color dark green to bluish or blue-grey. 
Habitat: Inhabits inshore reef areas, from the surface down to 100 m depth. Usually seen solitarily. Feeds mainly on fishes, but also on shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and planktonic organisms. Spawning has been recorded in January and November off East Africa. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to East Africa and southern Japan southward to Australia. Also recorded from South Africa. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed mostly fresh; also dried and salted. Excellent eating. 
Name Code: 382087
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