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Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis (Temminck and Schlegel, 1844)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacanthidae  
 Genus Chaetodontoplus  
  Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis    (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Holacanthus septentrionalis   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985); 楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Preorbital bone convex and without strong spines. 1 prominent spines at angle of preopercle. Ventral edge of interopercle serrated. Eye moderately small. Mouth small, terminal, protractile, gape not extending to anterior rim or orbit. Scale on middle of body with focus before or just on anterior margin of exposed portion. Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 18-19 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17-19 soft rays; caudal fin rounded to slightly emarginate. Overall yellow to yellowish brown witn lohgitudinal blue stripes on whole body and head; caudal and pelvic fins bright yellow. 
Habitat: Inhabits rocky reefs at depths of 5 to 20 m. Feeds on sponges and tunicates; solitary. 
Distribution: Distributed from the Malay Peninsula northward to southern Japan. Widely around coral reefs in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 382296
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