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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Haemulidae  
 Genus Plectorhinchus  
  Plectorhinchus picus  (Cuvier, 1830) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Diagramma picaGaterin picusPlectorhinchus orientalisPlectorhynchus picusPlectrorhynchus picus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays XII-XIII, 19; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays17. Body depth 2.9 to 3.3 times in standard length. Juveniles under 25 cm black with a few large white blotches. Adults white with numerous small dark spots. Changes from bold black and white pattern to a whitish grey with numerous small black spots over most of the upper body and fins. 
Habitat: A solitary species found in lagoon and seaward reefs. Adults usually under coral heads or in caves, while juveniles are found in shallow lagoons. Feed on crustaceans and mollusks. Generally marketed fresh. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Seychelles to the Society Islands, north to Japan and south to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, East, North-East, West.  
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381900
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