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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Caproidae  
 Genus Antigonia  
  Antigonia rubescens  (Günther, 1860) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Antigonia fowleriAntigonia indicaHypsinotus benhalatateHypsinotus rubescensdetails
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2004);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body disc-shaped, strongly compressed; dorsal profile angular, ventral profile semicircular; body depth more than twice head length. Mouth small, oblique; upper jaw protrusible; bands of small teeth on jaws, none on vomer or palatines. Gill rakers on first gill arch 17 to 19. Single dorsal fin with VIII to VIII or IX spines and 26 to 28 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 25 to 27 soft rays; dorsal- and anal-fin rays branched; caudal fin truncate, with 10 branched rays; pectoral-fin rays 13 or 14; pelvic fins with I strong spine and 5 branched soft rays. Scales small, round or slightly oval, with enlarged ctenii. Vertebrae 10 + 12. Body uniformly light reddish orange.  
Habitat: Adults usually found near the bottom in depths of 182 to 345 m. Feeds on small mollusks and crustaceans.  
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Japan to Australia. is found in northeastern and southwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 383057
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