Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Caranx  
  Caranx bucculentus  Alleyne & Macleay, 1877 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+18; A. II, I+15-16; P. i+18; G.R. 5-6+20-21; CLS. 40-50; SLS. 35-40 all scales; Vertebrate 10+14. Breast naked ventrally to distinctly behind origin of pelvic fin; laterally, naked area of breast extends diagonally to naked base of pectoral fin. Lateral line strongly curved, becoming straight below first dorsal fin. Pale olive green above, silvery white below; adults with small blue spots on upper half of body; large dark spot at upper end of opercle and conspicuous black spot at upper base of pectoral fins; fins pale yellow-green. 
Habitat: Common in prawn trawling grounds and is most abundant closer to the coast. Feeds predominantly on benthic prey consisting mainly of crustaceans and teleosts. Exhibits diel vertical migration, possibly following the movement of crustaceans along the water  
Distribution: Distributed in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the South China Sea. It is occasionally found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh, salted or dries. 
Name Code: 381525
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