Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Belonidae  
 Genus Ablennes  
  Ablennes hians  (Valenciennes, 1846) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Ablenes hiansAblennes pacificusAthlennes hiansBelone hiansBelone maculataBelone melanostigmaBelone schismatorhynchusBlennes hiansMastaccembelus melanostigmaMastacembelus fasciatusTylosurus caeruleofasciatus details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body elongate and greatly compressed laterally. Upper and lower jaws greatly elongate and studded with small sharp teeth. Gill rakers absent. Anterior parts of dorsal and anal fins with high falcate lobes; dorsal-fin rays numerous, 22 to 25; anal-fin rays numerous, 25 to 27; pectoral fins falcate;; caudal peduncle without lateral keels, caudal fin deeply forked, lower lobe much longer than upper. Body bluish green above, silvery white below; a broad dark blue stripe along sides and about 12 to 14 prominent dark vertical bars on body; tip of lower jaw red; juveniles and adults with elevated black lobe in posterior part of dorsal fin; scales and bones green.  
Habitat: Inhabits neritic and oceanic waters but more often found near islands. Found in estuaries, and coastal rivers. Sometimes forming large schools. Feeds mainly on small fishes. Usually caught with the help of artificial lights. In females, only left gonad is 
Distribution: Worldwide distribution in tropical and warm temperate waters. It is common in waters around Taiwan.  
Utility: Marketed fresh and salted; smoked or frozen. 
Name Code: 380859
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