Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beryciformes  
 Family Diretmidae  
 Genus Diretmus  
  Diretmus argenteus  Johnson, 1864 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Diretmus aureusDiscus aureusGyrinomene nummeralis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Dorsal fin with I spine and 25-29 soft rays; anal fin with I spines and 18-24 soft rays; Vertebrae: 27-29. Body covered with ctenoid scales. Body black dorsally, silvery on sides. Branchiostegal rays: 7-8. Body deep, heavy, sides straight. Large adults very dark brown. 
Habitat: Inhabit marine environment. Juveniles are found from near surface to about 250 m to more than 1,000 m. Largest adults may be benthopelagic. Adults are plankton-eaters like the other members of the family. Oviparous, with planktonic larvae. 
Distribution: All oceans from temperate to tropical waters. Eastern Atlantic: Iceland and British Isles to South Africa including Canary Islands and Ascension Island Not recorded from the Mediterranean 
Utility: Not commercial food speices. 
Name Code: 380908
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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