Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Decapterus  
  Decapterus macrosoma  Bleeker, 1851 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Decapterus afueraeDecapterus lajangDecapterus macrosorna  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+34-35+1 (finlet); A. II, I+29-30+1 (finlet); P. i+20-21; G.R. 9-10+35-37; CLS. 64-69; SLS. 15-27 scales, 33-40 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Posterior end of maxilla a little concave above, rounded and produced below; extending to below between nostril to eye. Toothless on upper jaw; minute teeth in a single series on lower jaw, in a band on palatines and tongue, in a pair of small bands on head portion of vomer and in a median line on vomerine shaft. Opercular membrane smooth. Predorsal scales extend to posterior margin of eye or pupil. Pectoral fin short, its tip extends to behind first dorsal fin. Metallic blue above, silvery below; small black blotch on margin of opercle near upper edge; caudal fin hyaline to dusky and dorsal-fin lobe sometimes dark distally; other fins mostly pale. 
Habitat: A predominately pelagic schooling species. Occasionally seen in small groups along reef slopes adjacent to deep water in pursuit of zooplankton. Feeds primarily on smaller planktonic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and temperate waters of Indo-West Pacific. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and salted or dried. 
Name Code: 381534
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