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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Pleuronectiformes  
 Family Soleidae  
 Genus Synaptura  
  Synaptura marginata  Boulenger, 1900 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Dagetichthys marginatusSynaptura barnardiSynaptura ciliatadetails
Citation: The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2003)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays 70-76; anal-fin rays 54-63; caudal-fin rays18. Snout not forming a distinct hook; mouth only slightly contorted. No pores at bases of dorsal and anal-fin rays. Caudal fin joined to dorsal and anal fins. Opercular membrane not joined to distal tips of upper rays of pectoral fins on either side of body. Body very elongate, a bony process on snout. Dark brown, sometimes with darker specks; dorsal and anal fins with pale edges; right pectoral fin blackish. 
Habitat: Occurs in shallow coastal waters. Feeds mainly on bottom-living invertebrates. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique Channel to Natal, South Africa. Taiwan: South.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. Marketed fresh.  
Name Code: 382782
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