Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Mugiliformes  
 Family Mugilidae  
 Genus Oedalechilus  
  Oedalechilus labiosus  (Valenciennes, 1836) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Crenimugil labiosusMugil labiosusPlicomugil labiosusPlicomungil labiosus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body moderately deep. Head relatively flattened dorsally. upper lip thickened, split into longitudinal lobes; lips deeply folded into preorbital notch at corner of mouth. Lips and vomer edentate. Adipose eyefold absent. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 30 to 41, shorter than gill filaments. Origin of first dorsal fin slightly nearer base of caudal fin than tip of snout; anal fin with III spines and 9 soft rays; caudal fin emarginate. Scales cycloid or weakly ctenoid; 32 to 37 scales in longitudinal series; 11 or 12 in transverse series; 23 to 25 scales in longitudinal series anterior to origin of second dorsal fin; 16 scales in transverse series entirely around caudal peduncle. Body olive dorsally, silvery ventrally. 
Habitat: Occurs in coastal waters, mainly in reef flats and shallow lagoon reefs. Forms schools at the surface. 
Distribution: Widespread throughout tropical Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea and Madagascar to Samoa; north to southern Japan and south to the Great Barrier Reef. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility: Marketed fresh; also used as live bait in poleand-line tuna fishing. 
Name Code: 381183
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