Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Decapterus  
  Decapterus maruadsi  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx maruadsiCaranx scombrinusDecapterus maraudsiDecapterus scombrinus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+32-33+1 (finlet); A. II, I+28-30+1 (finlet); P. i+20-21; G.R. 13-14+36-39; CLS. 51-62; SLS. 0-1 scales, 32-39 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Maxilla entends to below anterior margin of eye. Minute teeth in a series on both jaws, a arrow-shaped patch on vomer, in a narrow band on palatines and tongue. Opercular membrane smooth. Predorsal scales extend to beyond anterior margin of pupil. Pectoral fin long, its tip extends to bebind orgin of second dorsal fin. bluish green above, silvery below; small black blotch on margin of opercle near upper edge; caudal fin yellowish when fresh; dorsal-fin lobe usually dark distally; other fins mostly pale. 
Habitat: A pelagic schooling species. Found in the sublittoral zone and may enter semi-enclosed sea areas. Feeds primarily on smaller planktonic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Distributed in Indo-West Pacific, from South China Sea to the Marianas. It is a very common species in all Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried or salted. 
Name Code: 381535
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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