Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Leiognathidae  
 Genus Aurigequula  
  Aurigequula fasciatus  (Lacepède, 1803) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Aurigequula fasciataEquula asinaEquula caraEquula fasciataEquula filigeraEquula serruliferaLeiognathus brevirostrisLeiognathus fasciatus  details
Citation: Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase( 2002)
Character: Body deep and compressed, the back more strongly arched than anterior part of belly; body depth 1.7 to 2 times in standard length. Mouth pointing when protracted. Scales on breast very thin. 2nd dorsal spine distinctly elongated; pelvic fins not quite reaching to anal fin origin. Body silvery; about 10-15 widely spaced, dark vertical lines on back superimposed by a few yellow blotches, lines fading gradually toward lower sides; margin of soft dorsal fin grey; anal fin hyaline with a yellow margin; posterior margin of caudal-fin lobes black; pectoral and pelvic fins hyaline; pectoral-fin axil yellow, base dotted black. 
Habitat: Found in coastal waters. May also enter semi-enclosed sea areas and estuaries. Euryhaline. Forms schools. Feeds on polychaetes, small crustaceans, and small fish. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Persian Gulf through India and Sri Lanka to Japan, East China Sea, South China Sea, northeastern Australia, Samoa, and Fiji. It is found  
Utility: Marketed mostly fresh; also used for fish meal and duck food. 
Name Code: 382055
  
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