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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Cirrhitidae  
 Genus Cirrhitus  
  Cirrhitus pinnulatus  (Forster, 1801) 
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Synonyms:Cirrhites maculosusCirrhites pinnulatusCirrhitus alternatusCirrhitus maculatusCirrhitus spilotocepsLabrus marmoratusLabrus pinnulatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body elongate; body depth 2.9-2.6 in standard length; snout short and blunt. A fringe of cirri on hind edge of anterior nostril. Interorbital space covered with scales. Palatine teeth present. A single dorsal fins with X spines and 11 rays, a tuft of cirri near tip of each dorsal spine; anal fin with III spines and 6 rays; lower 7 pectoral rays unbrached, the longest ray reaching a vertical through base of second anal spine; caudal fin truncate. Lateral line complete, with 40-42 scales; 4 rows of scales above lateral line; small scales on cheek. Body brown to olivaceous, shading to white ventrally, with scattered large white blotches and numerous small red or redding brown spots; head with brownish orange spots and irregular short lines; median fins with small reddish spots.  
Habitat: Inhabits reef fronts and rocky shorelines exposed to moderate to strong surge to depths of about 3 m. Feeds primarily on crabs, also takes other crustaceans, small fishes, sea urchins or brittle stars.  
Distribution: Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesan Islands and Mangaréva, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to the Kermadec and Rapa Islands; throughout Micronesia. Southeast Atlantic: southeast coa 
Utility: Aquarium fishes.  
Name Code: 381631
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