Diagnostic Description

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This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XI,13 or 14 (usually 13); A III, 8; pectoral-fin 16 or 17; lateral-line scales 47-50; horizontal scale rows above the lateral line 8 or 9; scale rows above lateral line rising obliquely toward dorsal profile; predorsal scales extending forward nearly to level of just above anterior edge of orbit; scale rows on cheek 8-11; without subocular extension of cheek scales; gill rakers on first arch 7 or 8 + 15-17 = 22-25; tongue is smooth, toothless; preopercular notch developed just above angle; interopercular knob inconspicuous; the first blue stripe is running from above anterior edge of eye and ending below the 7?9th dorsal-fin spine base; third stripe usually running from middle of upper part of opercle or anterior edge of upper opercle to below posterior fourth of soft portion of dorsal fin, reaching the last soft dorsal-ray base (Ref. 110188).
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 14; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 8
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Trophic Strategy

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Sometimes form small aggregations around rocky outcrops and coral heads during daylight hours (Ref. 55).
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Biology

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Adults mainly inhabit coral and rocky reefs (Ref. 30573). They sometimes form small aggregations around rocky outcrops and coral heads during daylight hours. Feed on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 30573).
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Importance

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fisheries: commercial
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分布

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分布於印度-西太平洋區,東起紅海、非洲東岸,西至琉球群島、台灣等海域。台灣產於南部海域,是常見之魚種。
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利用

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常見之食用魚,通常以一支釣、延繩釣或流刺網等漁法捕獲。一般皆以煎食或煮湯食之。
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描述

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體長橢圓形,背緣呈弧狀彎曲。兩眼間隔平坦。上下頜兩側具尖齒,外列齒較大;上頜前端具犬齒2-4顆;下頜前端則為排列疏鬆之圓錐狀齒;鋤骨、腭骨均具絨毛狀齒;舌面無齒。體被中大櫛鱗,頰部及鰓蓋具多列鱗;背鰭、臀鰭和尾鰭基部大部分亦被細鱗;側線上方的鱗片斜向後背緣排列,下方的鱗片則與體軸平行。背鰭軟硬鰭條部間無深刻;臀鰭基底短而與背鰭軟條部相對;背鰭硬棘XI-XII,軟條12-14;臀鰭硬棘III,軟條8;胸鰭長,末端達臀鰭起點;尾鰭內凹。體背部為黃色,具有四條帶褐色緣之藍色縱帶;腹部一致為粉紅色,無藍色點斑排列成的縱紋。各鰭鮮黃色而無黑緣。
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棲地

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主要棲息於珊瑚礁區或岩石礁區水域,晝間大都聚集於獨立礁石四周之礁沙交界處活動,夜間則四散到沙地上覓食甲殼類等,亦可捕食小魚為生。
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Description

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Mainly inhabits coral reefs. Sometimes forms small aggregations around rocky outcrops and coral heads during daylight hours. Feeds mainly on fishes and crustaceans.
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Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2021). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2021).
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