Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Decapterus  
  Decapterus tabl  Berry, 1968 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx muroadsiCaranx sanctae-helenaeDecapterus rhonchus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+29-30+1 (finlet); A. II, I+24+1 (finlet); P. i+21; G.R. 10-11+32; CLS. 69; SLS. 6-9 scales, 36 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Maxilla scarcely extend to anterior margin of eye. Minute teeth in a single series on jaws; in a arrow-shaped patch on vomer; in a long band on palatines and tongus may be reduced or absent in larger specimen. Opercular membrane sharply serrate in adults. Predorsal scales extends to beyond middle of eye. Pectoral fin short, tip extend to below first dorsal fin. Metallic blue to greenish above, silvery below; small black blotch on margin of opercle near upper edge; caudal fin bright red and tips of soft dorsal-fin rays tinged with red. 
Habitat: Most captures of this deep-water, schooling species are from depths of 200 to 360 m. Feeds primarily on smaller planktonic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in warm waters of Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic, but it is rare in Taiwan and only found in the eastern part. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381537
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