Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Caranx  
  Caranx sexfasciatus  Quoy & Gaimard, 1825 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Carangus carangusCarangus hipposCarangus marginatusCarangus rhabdotusCaranx belengeriiCaranx butuanensisCaranx carangusCaranx elacateCaranx flavocoeruleusCaranx forsteriCaranx fosteri details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+20-21; A. II, I+16-17; P. i+17-18; G.R. 6-8+16-17; CLS.49-50; SLS. 0-2 scales, 32-35 scutes; vertebrate 10+15. Head profile gradually curved from snout tip to second dorsal origin. Snout slightly pointed, longer than eye diameter. Breast scaly. Lateral line moderate curved, becoming straight below 4-5th ray of second dorsal fin. Adults with head and body silvery olive to iridescent blue-green above, silvery olive to whitish below; small blackish spot, much smaller than pupil diameter, at upper angle of opercle (this spot evident on specimens of about 14 cm fork length); second dorsal fin olive to blackish, the lobe with a white tip (white tip becomes more obvious with increasing size); anal and caudal fins yellowish to black; lateral-line scutes dark to black. In juveniles and young adults, head, body, and scutes more silvery and fins paler (grey to yellow) except upper half of dorsal-fin lobe and upper lobe of caudal fin usually dark. 
Habitat: Inhabits coastal and oceanic waters associated with reefs. Juveniles may be encountered in estuaries, occasionally entering rivers and penetrating well inland. Forms slow-moving schools in the passes or outside the reef during the day, dispersing at nigh 
Distribution: Broadly distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific. It is frequently found in all Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried or salted and frozen. Consumed broiled and baked. 
Name Code: 381530
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