Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Megalaspis  
  Megalaspis cordyla  (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx rottleriCitula plumbeaMagalaspis cordylaMegalapsis cordylaScomber cordylaScomber rottleri  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+11-12+7-8 (finlets); A. II, I+9+7 (finlets); P. i+20-21; G.R. 9+20; CLS. 25-29; SLS. 48-52 all scales. Caudal peduncle strongly compressed with a marked medial keel. Adipose eyelid well developed, leaving a slit at middle of eye. Scales on straight lateral line totally developed into extremely deep scutes. Breast naked ventrally half way up to pectoral base. Pectoral girdle without grooves. Head and body bluish grey to green dorsally, sides and belly silvery; large black opercular spot; dorsal and anal fins pale to yellow, distally dusky; pectoral and pelvic fins pale, with upper half dusky; caudal fin dark, especially leading and trailing edges of fin. 
Habitat: A pelagic, schooling species, lives near the surface of coastal waters. Feeds primarily on other fishes. 
Distribution: Broadly distributed in warm seas of Indo-Pacific. It is frequently found in all Taiwanese waters, especially in the west. 
Utility: Generally marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381540
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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