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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Bramidae  
 Genus Pterycombus  
  Pterycombus petersii  (Hilgendorf, 1878) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Centropholis petersiiCentropholoides falcatusPteraclis petersiiPterycombus falcatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body elongate, compressed. Snout short. Mouth oblique, upper jaw extending to a vertical through center of eye. Palatine and prevomer without teeth. Dorsal fin inserted above posterior part of eye; dorsal and anal fins very high, with scaly sheaths at bases; dorsal-fin rays 47-49; anal-fin rays 37-40; no rays of dorsal and anal fins thicker than neighbors. Scales in horizontal series 50-51. Vertebrae 45-47. Body color silvery-white, membranes of dorsal and anal fins black. 
Habitat: Biology unknown. Juveniles probably found up to a depth of 200 m. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in both tropical and temperate seas throughout the Pacific and Indian oceans. It is found in eastern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Rare fishes of no commercial importance. 
Name Code: 381459
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