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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Trachinotus  
  Trachinotus anak  Ogilby, 1909 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VI, I + 19; A. II, I + 17; P. i + 18; G.R. 6 + 10, vertebrae 10 +14. Body ovate in young to subovate in large adults and compressed; in profile of snout broadly rounded, in adults becoming nearly straight to interorbital region. Head deeper than long; snout obtusely rounded and slightly prominent; maxillary extends to below the middle of eye. Lateral line only slightly irregular, weakly convex above pectoral fins, becoming straight posteriorly. No scutes or caudal-peduncle grooves. No teeth in mouth. 1st predorsal bone (supraneural) shaped like an inverted ā€œLā€ with the arm projecting anteriorly; supraoccipital bone of skull thin and blade-like in adults; preorbital and nasal bones hyperossified in specimens larger than about 30 cm fork length. Head and body generally silvery, greenish to bluish grey dorsally, paler below, large adults sometimes with body mostly bronze or greenish golden; second dorsal and caudal fins dusky orange to nearly black, leading edges and fin tips darkest; anal fin bright to dirty yellow, lobe without a brownish anterior margin; pelvic fins pale to bright yellow; pectoral fins dark. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow coastal waters. Diet consists primarily of benthic molluscs. 
Distribution: Probably an antitropical species since it has been recorded only from Australia and eastern Taiwan. It is quite rare in Taiwan. 
Utility: Excellent food fish; marketed fresh 
Name Code: 381552
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