Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Selar  
  Selar crumenophthalmus  (Bloch, 1793) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx blochiiCaranx crumenophtalmusCaranx crumenophthalmusCaranx daubentoniiCaranx macrophthalmusCaranx mauritianusCaranx plumieriCaranx torvusScomber balantiophthalmusScomber crumenophthalmusScomber plumieri details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+24-26; A. II, I+21-23; P. i+19-20; G.R. 10-12+27-28; CLS. 54-58; SLS. 3-10 scales, 31-36 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Adipose eyelid well developed, leaving a vertical slit centred on pupil. Pectoral girdle margin with a deep furrow, a large papilla immediately above it and a smaller papilla near upper edge. Lateral line with slight arch, becoming straight below 10-12th ray of second dorsal fin. No finlets. Breast completely scaled. Upper third of body and top of head metallic blue or bluish green; tip of snout dusky or blackish; lower two-thirds of body and head silvery or whitish; a narrow, yellowish stripe may be present from edge of opercle to upper part of caudal peduncle; blackish areas above and below pupil with a reddish area sometimes present; a small elongated, blackish opercular spot on edge near upper margin; first dorsal fin dusky on margins with rest of fin clear; second dorsal fin dusky over most of fin with dorsal lobe blackish; anal fin clear or slightly dusky along base; caudal fin dusky with tip of upper lobe dark; pectoral fins clear or slightly dusky near base and with a yellowish tint sometimes present; pelvic fins clear. 
Habitat: Found in small to large schools, prefers clear oceanic waters around islands to neritic waters. Occasionally in turbid waters. Mainly nocturnal. Feeds on small shrimps, benthic invertebrates, and forams when inshore, and zooplankton and fish larvae when o 
Distribution: A circumtropical species. It is very common in all Taiwanese waters, expecially from the west to the south. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and salted or dried. 
Name Code: 381547
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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