Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Decapterus  
  Decapterus russelli  (Rüppell, 1830) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx ecclipsiferCaranx kilicheCaranx russelliDecapterus dayiDecapterus kilicheDecapterus punctatusDecapterus ruselliDecapterus russellii  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+32+1 (finlet); A. II, I+25-27+1 (finlet); P. i+19-20; G.R. 10-13+35-38; CLS. 48-57; SLS. 0-2 scales, 37-38 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Maxilla extends to below anterior margin of eye. Minute teeth in a single series on jaws; in a arrow-shaped patch on vomer; in a long band on palatines and tongue. Opercular membrane smooth. Predorsal scales extend to beyond posterior margin of pupil. Pectoral fin long, tip extends to below orgin of second dorsal fin. Bluish green above, silvery below; small black blotch on margin of opercle near upper edge; caudal fin hyaline to dusky brown, second dorsal fin hyaline basally, light dusky distally; other fins mostly hyaline, except pelvic fins of adult males slightly dark. 
Habitat: Dwells from middle to benthic, forming large schools in deep water, but occasionally inshore in sheltered bays in small to large groups. Feeds primarily on smaller planktonic invertebrates. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific, but it is rare in Taiwan and only found in the northern and eastern parts. 
Utility: Generally marketed fresh, may be dried or salted. Also sold frozen and canned. 
Name Code: 381536
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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