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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lutjanidae  
 Genus Lutjanus  
  Lutjanus kasmira  (Forsskål, 1775) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Lutianus kasmiraMesoprion etaapePerca lineataSciaena kasmira  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Body moderately deep. Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped; preorbital width usually greater than eye diameter, but sometimes less in small specimens; preopercular notch and knob well developed; vomerine tooth patch crescentic, without a medial posterior extension; tongue smoth, without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 13 or 14, total rakers on first gill arch 20 to 22. Dorsal fin with X spines and 14 or 15 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 7 or 8 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins somewhat angular; pectoral fins with 15 or 16 rays; caudal fin slightly emarginate. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Body back and sides bright yellow; lower sides and underside of head white; 4 bright blue stripes on side; on lowermost part of sides; fins yellow. 
Habitat: Inhabits coral reefs, occurring in both shallow lagoons and on outer reef slopes. Frequently found in large aggregations around coral formation, caves or wrecks during the day. Juveniles inhabit seagrass beds around patch reefs. Feeds on fishes, shrimps,  
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Line islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. Southeast Atlantic: East London, South Africa. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382110
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