Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Synodontidae  
 Genus Saurida  
  Saurida wanieso  Shindo & Yamada, 1972 
Provider: TaiCoL 
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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);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999)
Character: Body elongate, slender, and cylindrical. Eye moderate. Adipose eyelid on anterior and posterior margins of eye. Mouth large, gape tending obliquely. 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. 2 teeth bands on palatines, and teeth on vomer and tongue. Branchiostegals 13. Head and body with cycloid scales; Lateral-line scales with 54 to 56; scales not enlarged, not extending beyond base of caudal fin, procurrent and primary caudal-fin rays with scales. Predorsal scales 20 to 30. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-12 rays, second (occasionally third andfourth) ray elongate and filamentous; anal fin with 9-11; pectoral fins short, reaching to base of pelvic fins; caudal fin forked, upper lobe longer than lower. Body pale yellowish brown, inside of pectoral fins uniformly dusky; upper edge of caudal fin without spots or bars; lower edge of caudal fin dusky. 
Habitat: Occurs on mud and sand bottoms of the continental shelf and inshore waters in depths of 140 to 220 m. 
Distribution: Widespread in the West Pacific from the East China Sea to eastern Australia. It found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, or made into fish balls or fish meals. 
Name Code: 380841
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