Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gonorhynchiformes  
 Family Chanidae  
 Genus Chanos  
  Chanos chanos  (Forsskål, 1775) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Butirinus argenteusChanno chanosChanos arabicusChanos chloropterusChanos cyprinellaChanos indicusChanos lubinaChanos mentoChanos mossambicusChanos nuchalisChanos orientalis details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鱘形目;海鰱目;鯡形目及鼠鱚目(張, 2001)
Character: Body elongate, moderately compressed. Eye covered by adipose tissue. Mouth small, terminal, without teeth. Branchiostegal rays only 4. Gill rakers fine and numerous. Fins without spines; dorsal fin with 13 to 17 rays, about midpoint of body; anal fin short, with 9 to 11 rays, close to caudal fin; caudal fin large and deeply forked. Scales small and smooth, 75 to 91 on lateral line. Body silvery on belly and sides, grading to olive-green or blue on back; dorsal, anal, and caudal fins with dark margin; peritoneum black. 
Habitat: Adults occur in small to large schools near the coasts or around islands where reefs are well developed. Eggs and larvae are pelagic up to 2-3 weeks. Older larvae migrate onshore and settle in coastal wetlands (mangroves, estuaries) during the juvenile st 
Distribution: Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and South Africa to Hawaii and the Marquesas, north to Japan, south to Victoria, Australia. And Eastern Pacific from San Pedro, California to the Galapagos. It is a very common species in Taiwan, especially  
Utility: Marketed fresh, smoked, canned and frozen, or made into fish balls. 
Name Code: 381130
  IUCN Red List:LC     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase 
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