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Somber Sweetlips

Plectorhinchus schotaf (Forsskål 1775)

Life Cycle

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Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
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Trophic Strategy

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Found around rocks and corals from the surf zone to a depth of 80 m (Ref. 2799). Enter estuaries and rivers in Seychelles, Madagascar and South Africa (Ref. 2135). Juveniles occur in tide pools (Ref. 9710).
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Biology

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Found around rocks and corals from the surf zone to a depth of 80 m (Ref. 2799). Enters estuaries and rivers in Seychelles, Madagascar and South Africa (Ref. 2135). Juveniles occur in tide pools (Ref. 9710).
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Importance

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fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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分布

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分布於印度-西太平洋區,西起非洲東岸,東至密克羅尼西亞,北達日本南部,南迄澳洲北部。台灣南部及澎湖海域等均見。
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利用

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相當美味可口的食用魚,煎食或清蒸皆食,為高經濟價值魚類。
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描述

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體延長而側扁,背緣隆起呈弧形,腹緣圓。頭中大,背面隆起。吻短鈍而唇厚,隨著成長而腫大。口小,端位,上頜突出於下頜;頜齒呈多行不規則細小尖錐齒。頤部具6孔,但無縱溝亦無鬚。鰓耙細短,第一鰓弓鰓耙數9-13+1+15-17。體被細小弱櫛鱗,側線完全,側線鱗數54-58。背鰭單一,中間缺刻明顯,無前向棘,硬棘數XII-XIII(少數為XIII),軟條數18-21;臀鰭基底短,鰭條數III+7-8;尾鰭略弧形或幾近截平。體呈灰色、銀白或灰褐色,腹面淡色;鰓蓋後緣灰色;口角紅色。幼魚通常具有窄而不顯之藍線。
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棲地

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主要棲息於沿岸礁區、沙地及河口域等,甚至可進入淡水域,幼魚常出現於潮池。通常單獨活動,以小魚、小蝦等為主食。幼魚具有擬態落葉以欺敵之習性。
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Description

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Found around rocks and corals in the surf zone (Ref. 2799). Enters estuaries and rivers in Seychelles, Madagascar and South Africa (Ref. 2135).
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Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2021). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2021).
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Status

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Resurrected

Reference

Johnson, J. W.; Wilmer, J. W. (). Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus, a new species of sweetlips (Perciformes: Haemulidae) from northern Australia and the resurrection of P. unicolor (Macleay, ), species previously confused with P. schotaf (Forsskål, ). Zootaxa. (): -.

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Johnson, J. W.; Wilmer, J. W. (2015). Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus, a new species of sweetlips (Perciformes: Haemulidae) from northern Australia and the resurrection of P. unicolor (Macleay, 1883), species previously confused with P. schotaf (Forsskål, 1775). <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3985(4): 491-522.
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