Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Carangoides  
  Carangoides ferdau  (Forsskål, 1775) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Carangoides ferdanCarangoides hemigymnostethusCarangoides laticaudisCaranx ferdauCaranx gilbertiCaranx hemigymnostethusCaranx laticaudisFerdauia lindemanensisScomber ferdau  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+31-34; A. II, I+22-26; P. i+20-21; G.R. 7-8+17-19; CLS. 82-90; SLS. 12-17 scales, 26-31 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Snout bluntly rounded. Breast naked ventrally to origin of pelvic fins; laterally, naked area of breast separated from naked base of pectoral fin by a moderate band of scales. Adults typically with 5 or 6 dusky bands on sides; in life, head and body generally silvery, blue-green above paler below; numerous, inconspicuous golden spots often present on sides mainly above level of pectoral fins; leading edge and tips of dorsal- and anal-fin lobes dark blue to dusky, rest of fin pale yellow-green except distal margin of anal fin whitish. Caudal fin yellow-green with trailing edge and lobe tips dark; pelvic fins hyaline to whitish; caudal fin yellow-green with trailing edge and lobe tips dark; pelvic fins hyaline to whitish. 
Habitat: Found in coastal waters adjacent to sandy beaches; also found to depths of 60 m, often near reefs. Singly or in small groups. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, mollusks and small fish that are abundant in the lagoons 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific. It is occasionally found in waters from the western to southern parts of Taiwan, rarely in northern Taiwan. 
Utility: Excellent food fish; marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381517
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