Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Bramidae  
 Genus Brama  
  Brama japonica  Hilgendorf, 1878 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Brama raii  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body very deep, very compressed; forehead moderately arched. Upper lip fused to head just forward of anterior nostril. Eye subequal or slightly larger than snout. Palatine and vomerine teeth small and sometimes absent. Total gill rakers in first gill arch 17 to 20. Dorsal fin originating about above pectoral-fin base; dorsal and anal fins mostly covered by scales, no sheath of scales at their bases, fins depressed; no anal-fin lobe; dorsal-fin rays 33-36; anal-fin rays 27-30. Scales in horizontal series 65-75. Vertebrae 39-41. Body dark gray with silvery iridescence, slightly darker dorsally; underside of pectoral-fin base pale or dusky; vertical fins dark; pectoral and pelvic fins translucent. 
Habitat: Oceanic species which occurs near the surface to 400 m depth. Ascending to surface waters at night. Feeds on crustaceans, small fishes and squid. Rarely caught inshore. Highly migratory species. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Bering Sea, and south to Peru. Reported from the Philippines and Taiwan. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: A good quality foodfish. Marketed mainly fresh. 
Name Code: 381457
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