Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Carangoides  
  Carangoides hedlandensis  (Whitley, 1934) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx hedlandensisCaranx plumbeusOlistus hedlandensis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+20-21; A. II, I+17; P. i+18; G.R. 7-9+16-19; CLS. 63-70; SLS. 8-14 scales, 21-27 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Head profile extremely steep with a distinct break in the interorbital region. Snout blunt, equal to eye diameter in young or smaller in large. Breast naked ventrally to behind origin of pelvic fins; laterally, naked area of breast extends diagonally to naked base of pectoral fin. Middle rays of dorsal and anal fins elongated in adult males. Greenish blue above with dusky tinge, shading to silvery grey below; blackish blotch on upper margin of opercle; spinous dorsal fin, elongated dorsal-fin rays and edges of caudal fin blackish; filamentous lobe of anal fin either blackish or pale brownish, elongated rays always pale brownish; pelvic fins generally black in specimens smaller than 10 cm fork length, at larger than 15 cm fork length pelvic fins variable in colour from pale to dusky blackish. 
Habitat: Inhabits coastal waters of the continental shelf. Feeds mainly on small prey, including shrimps. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific. It can be widely found in Taiwan but mainly in the southern part. 
Utility: Excellent food fish; marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381520
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