Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Carangoides  
  Carangoides malabaricus  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Carangoides rectipinnusCarangoides rhomboidesCaranx malabaricusScomber malabaricus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+20-22; A. II, I+18; P. i+18; G.R. 9-11+24-27; CLS. 60-65; SLS. 7-11 scales, 20-25 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Breast naked ventrally to distinctly behind pelvic fin often to orgin of second anal fin; laterally, naked area of breast extends diagonally to naked base of pectoral fin, including small area anteriorly just above pectoral fine base. Generally silvery with bluish grey above, silvery white below; opercle with a small black spot on upper margin; tongue greyish brown to brown; caudal fin, soft dorsal and anal fins pale greenish yellow to dusky; interradial membranes of soft anal-fin rays often with a white spot basally. 
Habitat: Occurs in the continental shelf. Found near rocks and coral reefs, juveniles in sandy bays. Moderately tolerant of turbid waters. Feeds on crustaceans, small squids, and fishes. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-West Pacific, but it is rare in Taiwan and only found from western to southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, may be dried or salted. 
Name Code: 381521
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