Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Synodontidae  
 Genus Saurida  
  Saurida elongata  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Aulopus elongatusSaurida elongatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body elongate, slender, and cylindrical. Eye of moderate size; laterally directed. Adipose eyelid on anterior and posterior margins of eye. Mouth large, gape tending to be oblique. Upper jaw not protractile, bordered its entire length by premaxilla, its length more than 1/2 head length and extending well past posterior margin of orbit. two tooth bands on palatines, and teeth on vomer and tongue. Branchiostegals 13. Head and body with cycloid scales; Lateral-line scales with 62 to 66; scales not enlarged, not extending beyond base of caudal fin, procurrent and primary caudal-fin rays with scales. Predorsal scales 22 to 27(usually 25). Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-12 rays; anal fin with 9-11; pectoral fins short, not reaching to base of pelvic fins; caudal fin forked. Body pale yellowish brown, inside of pectoral fins uniformly dusky; traces of faint darker cross bands on back ; fins without dark bars or spots. 
Habitat: Inhabits sandy bottoms in shallow water. 
Distribution: Widespread in the West Pacific from the East China Sea to eastern Australia. It found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, or made into fish balls or fish meals. 
Name Code: 380840
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