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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lutjanidae  
 Genus Lutjanus  
  Lutjanus sebae  (Cuvier, 1816) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Diacope civisDiacope sebaeDiacope siamensisGenyoroge regiaLutianus sebae  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Body very deep. Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped; snout profile straight or slightly convex; preorbital bone broad, much wider than eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob moderately developed; vomerine tooth patch crescentic or triangular, without a medial posterior extension; tongue smooth, without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 10 to 12, total rakers on first gill arch 16 to 19. Dorsal fin with XI spines and 15 or 16 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 10 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins distinctly pointed; pectoral fins with 17 rays; caudal fin slightly forked. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally red or pink, darker on the back; fins are red except the pectorals which is pink. Juveniles and small adults with a dark red band from first dorsal spine through eye to tip of snout; 2nd band from mid-dorsal fin to pelvic fin; 3rd from base of last dorsal spine to caudal peduncle. Large adults become uniformly red. 
Habitat: Occur in the vicinity of coral or rocky reefs, often over adjacent sand flats and gravel patches. Also trawled in deeper water on relatively flat bottoms. Juveniles are frequently commensal with sea urchins. Juveniles less than 20 cm long are common in ne 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific from southern Red Sea and East Africa to New Caledonia, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. It is found in soutern and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried-salted and frozen. Commercially important but in certain regions of the Indian Ocean, large individuals are known to cause ciguatera poisoning. 
Name Code: 382119
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