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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Monotaxis  
  Monotaxis grandoculis  (Forsskål, 1775) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
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Synonyms:Lethrinus latidensMonotaxis grandocculisMonotaxis grandoculusMonotaxis indicaPagrus heterodonSciaena grandoculis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays X, 10; anal-fin rays III, 9; pectoral-fin rays 15. Body depth 2.1-2.7 in standard length; eye large; cheek with several rows of scales; inner base of pectoral fin scaled; molars present on side of jaws; maxilla with a longitudinal denticulated ridge; green or brown dorsally, silvery on sides, can rapidly assume a pattern of four broad blackish bars; two distinct colour forms are seen which has lead to speculation that two species may be involved. 
Habitat: Usually associated with the higher-contrasted environment of the coral reef, whereas the lighter fish are generally seen over sand or quickly assume the dark pattern when harassed by a spearfisherman Juvenile has four permanent dark bars and a more slende 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands and southeastern Oceania; Australia north to Japan. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, North-East, West.  
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382082
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