Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Alepes  
  Alepes vari  (Cuvier, 1833) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Alepes glabraAlepes macrurusCaranx macrurusCaranx variSelar macrurus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I + 25; A. II, I + 22; P. i + 19; G.R. !! + 25; CLS. 44; SLS. 52. Body oblong, compressed. Adipose eyelid well developed on posterior 1/2 of eye onlt. Single row of premaxillary teeth. Its lateral line becomes straight below the third ray of the soft dorsal fin. Ash blue above, silvery to white below; a diffuse dusky blotch on margin of opercle, not bordered above by a white spot; interradial membranes of spinous dorsal fin pale to dark dusky; second dorsal fin, anal, and caudal fins dusky; mature males develop black pigmentation in spinous dorsal fin, lobes of soft dorsal and anal fins, and in pelvlc fins that is lacking in females. 
Habitat: Common in shallow coastal waters where it oftens swims near the surface. Forms dense schools on clear inner reefs, swimming high above substrate. Feeds primarily on shrimps, copepods, decapod crustaceans, and small fishes.  
Distribution: Widespread in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific; It very rare and only found in southwestern Taiwanese waters so far.  
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh, salted or dries. 
Name Code: 381509
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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