Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sphyraenidae  
 Genus Sphyraena  
  Sphyraena jello  Cuvier, 1829 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Sphyraena afraSphyraena dubiaSphyraena guachanchoSphyraena hupferiSphyraena jelioSphyraena permiscaSphyraena piscatorum  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Body elongate, subcylindrical or slightly compressed. Head long, pointed, scaly on sides and posteriorly on top. Mouth nearly horizontal, large. Jaws elongate, the lower one considerably projecting; large, sharp, flattened or conical teeth of unequal size on jaws and palatines; usually 1 or 2 strong, sharp canines near tip of lower jaw. Maxilla reaching to just below anterior margin of eye. No gill rakers on first gill arch. Two short dorsal fins, widely separated, first with V strong spines inserted about opposite to or behind pelvic fins, second with I spine and 9 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 7-9 soft rays; origin of pelvic fins before first dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. Lateral-line scales 130 to 140. Many dark bars crossing lateral line on body, each bar oblique in upper half, but nearly vertical in lower half; caudal fin largely yellowish without white tips. 
Habitat: Found near prominent current-swept lagoon or seaward reefs; also in bays, estuaries and turbid inner lagoons. Diurnal and solitary, although the young form schools. Feeds mainly on fishes but also takes squid. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea, south to the southeastern coast of South Africa and east to New Caledonia and Vanuatu. It is a common species in Taiwan. 
Utility: Sold fresh, frozen or dried salted. 
Name Code: 382649
  
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