Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Mugiliformes  
 Family Mugilidae  
 Genus Moolgarda  
  Moolgarda perusii  (Valenciennes, 1836) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Mugil perusiiValamugil perusii  details
Citation: The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body moderately robust. Head deeper than wide and dorsally flattened. Snout short and blunt; shorter than eye diameter. Lips thin, lower directed forwards. Teeth on both lips minute and villiform or absent. Vomer usually edentate. Adipose eyefold reasonably developed, covering most of iris posteriorly and partly anteriorly. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 40 to 51. Two dorsal fins; anal fin with III spines and 9 soft rays; caudal fin emarginate. Scales with a membranous, digitated hind margin; thoracic and abdominal scales more distinctly ctenoid; 31 to 34 in longitudinal series; 10.5 to 11.5 in transverse series; 11 to 14 scales in longitudinal series anterior to tip of pectoral fins and 19 to 22 anterior to origin of second dorsal fin; 16 scales in transverse series entirely around caudal peduncle; predorsal scales to level of posterior nostril. Body greenish dorsally; flanks and abdomen silvery; gold opercular spot; fins dusky, particularly at margins; pectoral fins with dark spot dorsally at origin. 
Habitat: Inhabits coastal waters and estuaries. Shoaling over mudflats. 
Distribution: Western Central Pacific including Japan and Taiwan. It is found in Penghu Is., western Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381187
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