Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Alepes  
  Alepes djedaba  (Forsskål, 1775) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Alepes djedabbaAlepes djeddabaAtule djedabaAtule kallaCaranx djedabaCaranx djedabbaCaranx djeddabaCaranx kallaCaranx microbrachiumScomber djedabaSelar djedaba  details
Citation: Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D.VIII, I+23-35; A.II, I+19-20; P.i+19-20; G.R. 11+26-27; CLS. 33-38 scales, 0-2 scutes; SLS. 43-49 all scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Body elongate oval, strongly compressed. Adipose eyelid developed, leaving anterior half eye. Shoulder girdle margin smooth, without papillae. Uniserial mintue teeth on jaws; mintue villiform teeth also on palatines, vomer and tongue. 
Habitat: Rather common near inshore reefs, even in moderately turbid water, often forming large schools. Sexual maturity is attained by about 17 cm fork length. Feeds on shrimps, copepods, crustacean larvae and small fish; at larger sizes also feeds on small fishe 
Distribution: Distributed in Indo-West Pacific where from Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to Taiwan, south to Australia. Immigrant to the eastern Mediterranean through the Suez Canal. It is a very common species in Taiwan and present in all coast 
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh, salted or dries. 
Name Code: 381507
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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