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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lethrinidae  
 Genus Lethrinus  
  Lethrinus rubrioperculatus  Sato, 1978 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Lethrinella variegatusdetails
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, 9; anal-fin rays III, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13. Body depth 2.94 to 3.18 times in standard length. Body color is olive-gray or brown, with scattered irregular small black blotches. The upper edge of the operculum usually has a red spot. Lips are usually red. Fins are pale or pinkish. 
Habitat: Found over sand and rubble areas of outer reef slopes. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, fish, echinoderms and mollusks. In New Caledonia, spawning peaks are observed in December, and a fairly high percentage of gonads in advanced stages of maturity occurs bet 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to southern Japan and the Marquesas. Taiwan: South, East.  
Utility: Commercial fishery species. 
Name Code: 382078
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