Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Alectis  
  Alectis indica  (Rüppell, 1830) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Alectes indicusAlectis indicusHynnis insanusHynnis momsaScyris indicusSeriolichthys indicus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VII (embedded and not apparent with growth), I+18-19; A.II (embedded and not apparent with growth), I+16; P. i+17-18; G.R. 8-9+22-23; scutes feeble, 13-15; vertebrate 10+14. Profile of nape and head angularly curved. Suborbital width much greater than eye diameter. Scales minute and embedded, apparently naked; scutes weak. Villiform teeth on bands in both jaws. Anterior rays of second dorsal and of anal fins produced into filaments in young, becoming shorter with growth. Lateral line strongly arched, becoming straight below 11-12th ray of second dorsal fin; arched portion longer than straight. No finlets. 
Habitat: Adults are reported to concentrate in large shoals and are wide rangingin tropical coastal waters including reef areas; juveniles are solitary and often enter estuaries; may mimic jellyfish. The diet consists of a wide range of fishes, small squids, and c 
Distribution: Widespread in coastal waters of tropical Indo-West Pacific, from East Africa, including the Malagasy Republic, Red Sea, and Persian Gulf to Papua New Guinea; north to the Ryukyu Islands and south to Australia.It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: Excellent food fish; marketed fresh, salted or dries; public aquariums. 
Name Code: 381506
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