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Calloplesiops altivelis (Steindachner, 1903)
Calloplesiops niveus Fowler and Bean, 1930; Plesiops altivelis Steindachner, 1903

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Plesiopidae  
 Genus Calloplesiops  
  Calloplesiops altivelis    (Steindachner, 1903) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Barrosia barrosi Callopresiops altivelis Plesiops altivelis   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body elongate, slightly compressed. Snout short. A single dorsal fin with XI spines and 9-10 segmented rays, with barely incised fin membranes between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 9-10 segmented rays; pectoral fins with 19-20 rays; pelvic fins with I spine and 4 segmented rays; caudal fin pointed. Lateral line disjunct and in 2 parts, with a more anterior dorsal lateral line running near dorsal-fin base, a posterior lateral line running midlaterally onto caudal peduncle. Head and body brownish black with small pale blue spots; vertical and pelvic fins dark orange-brown, with many small blue spots; blue ringed black ocellus above base of last 3 dorsal rays; yellow spots at base of upper caudal rays; pectoral rays bright yellow, fin membrane transparent.  
Habitat: Found near reefs, and in caves and crevices along drop-offs. Nocturnal, hides under ledges and in holes by day. It's false eye which is actually the dorsal fin ocellus confuses predators because it poses an inverted image of a fish. When alarmed, it will  
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to Tonga and the Line Islands, north to Japan. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters.  
Utility: Popular aquarium fishes.  
Name Code: 382268
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