Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Carangoides  
  Carangoides fulvoguttatus  (Forsskål, 1775) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Carangoides emburyiCarangoides fulvogutatusCaranx emburyiCaranx fulvoguttatusFerdauia claeszooniScomber fulvoguttatusTurrum emburyi  details
Citation: Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+27-28; A. II, I+23; P. i+18-19; G.R. 7-8+17-18; CLS. 80-88; SLS. 24-25 scales, 14-15 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. In adults, mouth cleft distinctly below level of eye. Breast naked ventrally to distinctly behind origin of pelvic fins; laterally, naked area of breast separated from naked base of pectoral fin by a narrow band of scales. Adults iridescent blue-green dorsally, shading to silvery on sides, with many small golden or brassy spots mainly above midline; large individuals often with 3 irregular black blotches (sometimes very indistinct or absent) on flanks, the first below dorsal-fin lobe, the second at inflection point of lateral line, and the third slightly anterior to midpoint of straight part of lateral line; opercular spot dusky and inconspicuous; dorsal and anal fins dusky yellow, the latter with leading edge and distal margin whitish blue; caudal fin olive-yellow with upper leading edge and trailing edges dusky; pelvic fins whitish blue. 
Habitat: Prefers rocky and coral reefs, but is occasionally found over offshore banks in depths to 100 m. Feeds mainly on small invertebrates and fishes. 
Distribution: Widely distributed through the Indian and western Pacific oceans. It is rare and only found in eastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Excellent food fish; marketed fresh. A good sportsfish. 
Name Code: 381518
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