Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Nomeidae  
 Genus Psenes  
  Psenes pellucidus  Lütken, 1880 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caristioides amplipinnisCubiceps ismaelensisCubiceps nigerIcticus ischanusPapyrichthys pellucidusPsenes edwardsii  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body elongate. Snout blunt. Mouth small, barely reaching beyond anterior margin of eye; jaws teeth small, in a single series; palatine, vomerine and tongue toothless. First dorsal fin with IX to XII long and fragile spines; second dorsal fin with 27 to 32 soft rays preceded by I or II spines; anal fin with II-III spines and 26 to 35 soft rays, slightly shorter than soft dorsal fin; pectoral fin not extending beyond orgin of anal fin; caudal fin deeply forked. Area of scales not exending to interorbital space on dorsal surface of head. Adults dark brown to deep purple in color; eye dark blue. Young translucent with brown spots; first dorsal fin dark. 
Habitat: Oceanic species. Associated with jellyfish and floating weed patches. Large adults may be benthic on continental slopes. Feeds on zooplankton and small pelagic fishes 
Distribution: Meso- or epipelagic in warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. It is occasionally found in coastal waters of Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382212
  
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