Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sphyraenidae  
 Genus Sphyraena  
  Sphyraena acutipinnis  Day, 1876 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Indosphyraena africanaSphyraena africanaSphyraena helleriSphyraena natalensis  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 below anterior nostril. First gill arch with 1 prominent gill raker. Two short dorsal fins, widely separated; the first with V strong spines inserted about opposite to or behind pelvic fins; the second with I spine and 9 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 8 soft rays; origin of pelvic fins just below first dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. Lateral-line scales 129 to 138. Body with a narrow dark stripe on the lower flank; a dark marking present on body near pelvic-fin base; caudal fin darkish. 
Habitat: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Also found in bays. Schooling species. Nocturnally active. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Tropical and subtropical Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan. It is a common species in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382644
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