Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Naucrates  
  Naucrates ductor  (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Coryphaena pentadactylaGasterosteus ductorHemitripteronotus quinquemaculatusNauclerus abreviatusNauclerus annularisNauclerus brachycentrusNauclerus compressusNauclerus leucurusNauclerus triacanthusNaucrates angeliNaucrates cyanophrys details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. IV-V, I+26-28; A. II (rudiment with growth), I+17; P. i+18; G.R. 6+16; vertebrate 10+15. A cutaneous keel on each side of caudal peduncle well developed even in a relatively young stage. First dorsal fin do not connect by a membrane, except for those in very young. Finlet none. In live fish, 6 or 7 black bands against a light silvery background, but there also is a transient coloration (possibly aggressive display) with bands disappearing and most of fish silvery white with 3 broad blue patched in tandem across back; in fresh or preserved specimens, head dark, 5 or 6 dark, broad body bands and a similar band at end of caudal peduncle, bands 3 to 6 extending through soft dorsal- and anal-fin membranes, and the bands persistent at all sizes; rest of body bluish (fresh) or light to dusky; white tips prominent on upper and lower lobes of caudal fin, and smaller white tips on anterior lobes of second dorsal and anal fins; fins otherwise dusky to dark. 
Habitat: Oceanic species with a semi-obligate commensal relationship with sharks, rays, other bony fishes and turtles. Juveniles are frequently found in association with jellyfish; the larvae are widespread in epipelagic oceanic waters. Feeds on scraps of host's l 
Distribution: Widespread circumtropical species. It is rare and only found in southwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and salted or dried. 
Name Code: 381541
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