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    Species: Aeoliscus strigatus
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Reference: http://www.tfrin.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=251714&ctNode=835&mp=3
    Class: C
    Synonyms: Amphisile strigata
    Environment: Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602 )
    Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Tanzania (Ref. 51015 ) and Seychelles (Ref. 1623 ); then from southern Japan to New South Wales, Australia.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12. Recognized by hinged part of dorsal fin spine. Variable in color with habitat. Greenish-yellow with diffused stripe when in seagrass environment. Pale with black stripe when found on open substrate with white sand or rubble (Ref. 48635 ).
    Biology: Form schools among the spines of Diadema or staghorn corals, and feed on minute crustaceans in the zooplankton. Remarkable for their strange body shape and swimming habit: the body is encased in an armor of thin, transparent plates; they swim in synchronized groups, each fish in a vertical position with the snout pointing downwards.
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=6503
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Aeoliscus strigatus
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