Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Carangoides  
  Carangoides equula  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Carangoides acutusCaranx dassonCaranx equulaKaiwarinus equula  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+23-26; A. II, I+22-24; P. i+18-19; G.R. 7-9+20-22; CLS. 63-67; SLS. 0-4 scales, 28-30 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Snout slightly pointed, longer than eye diameter. Breast completely scaled or with a very small naked area before the base of pelvic fin. Anterior rays of second dorsal and anal fins not elevated.Head and body bluish grey to green dorsally, silvery white below; juveniles with 5 to 7 dark bands on sides; second dorsal and anal fins with a submarginal brown to blackish band, white distally; caudal fin dusky yellow; pectoral and pelvic fins pale yellowish to white. 
Habitat: Found on the continental shelf and slope. Feeds on a variety of fishes, crustaceans, and cephalopods. 
Distribution: Distributed in South Africa, Indonesia, South and East China Seas, Japan, Australia, Hawaii, and Taiwan.It is very common in all Taiwanese coastal waters. 
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381516
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