Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Carangoides  
  Carangoides armatus  (Rüppell, 1830) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx armatusCaranx ciliarisCaranx ciliariusCaranx pescadorensisCaranx schlegeliCitula armataCitula pescadorensis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+20; A. II, I+17; P. i+18-19; G.R. 11-13+22-24; CLS. 65-70; SLS. 10-16 scales, 19-23 scutes; Vertebrate 10+14. Breast naked ventrally to behind origin of pelvic fin and extends up to naked base of pectoral fin. The middle rays of dorsal and anal fins produced into filaments in adult males, absent in young and females.Bluish grey above, silvery below; blackish blotch on upper margin of opercle; spinous dorsal fin blackish; second dorsal and anal fins pale to dusky, leading edge of lobes dusky to blackish; caudal fin grey with leading and trailing edges black; pelvic fins generally black in specimens smaller than 10 cm fork length, but becoming paler with increasing size until at 20 cm pale or only slightly dusky. 
Habitat: Found in coastal waters near corals and rocks, also in shallow lagoons; small groups of adults often swim along the edges of reefs. Juveniles may enter estuaries. Sexual maturity is attained at 21 or 22 cm fork length. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific, but it is rare in Taiwan and only found in western to southwestern parts of Taiwan. 
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381512
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