Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Rachycentridae  
 Genus Rachycentron  
  Rachycentron canadum  (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Apolectus nigerCentronotus gardeniiCentronotus spinosusElacate atlanticaElacate bivittataElacate canadaElacate falcipinnisElacate malabaricaElacate mottaElacate nigraElacate pondiceriana details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)
Character: Body elongate, subcylindrical; head broad and depressed. Mouth large, terminal, with projecting lower jaw; villiform teeth in jaws and on roof of mouth and tongue. First dorsal fin consisting of VII to IX short but strong isolated spines, not connected by amembrane; second dorsal fin long, with 28 to 33 soft rays; anal fin similar to dorsal fin, but shorter, with II or III spines and 22 to 28 soft rays; caudal fin lunate in adults, upper lobe longer than lower (caudal fin rounded in young, the central rays much prolonged); pectoral fins pointed, becoming more falcate with age. Scales small, embedded in thick skin; lateral line slightly wavy anteriorly. Body dark brown on back and sides, with 2 sharply defined narrow silvery bands; belly yellowish. 
Habitat: Occurs in a variety of habitats, over mud, sand and gravel bottoms; over coral reefs, off rocky shores and in mangrove sloughs; inshore around pilings and buoys, and offshore around drifting and stationary objects; occasionally in estuaries. Forms small g 
Distribution: Worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters except the eastern Pacific. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: Good food fish; marketed fresh, smoked, and frozen. game fish. 
Name Code: 382432
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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