Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Trachinotus  
  Trachinotus baillonii  (Lacepède, 1801) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caesiomorus bailloniiCaesiomorus quadripunctatusTrachinotus bailloniTrachinotus cuvieriTrachinotus jordaniTrachinotus oblongusTrachinotus quadripunctatusTrachynotus bailloniTrachynotus bailloniiTrachynotus jordaniTrachynotus oblongus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. V-VI, I+18-19; A. II, I+16-17; P. i+17-18; G.R. 6-7+8-9; vertebrate 10+14. Body deep, ovate and compressed. Head small, snout blunt. Maxilla extends beyond anterior border of pupil. Villiform teeth in bands on jaws, in a triangular patch on vomer, and in a band on palatines; none on tongue. Lateral line slightly arched. No scutes. No finlets. Caudal fin deeply forked with long and pointed lobes. Adults silvery blue to grey above, silvery white below, sides with 1 to 6 relatively small black spots (spots absent on fish smaller than about 10 to 13 cm fork length), the number of spots generally increasing with age (spots individually and bilaterally variable in number, location and intensity) in a longitudinal row on or near lateral line; in adults, all spots typically equal to or smaller than eye diameter, and with about half of spot below lateral line; caudal, second dorsal, and anal fins grey to black, the lobes usually darkest; pectoral fins pale to dusky yellow; pelvic fins pale yellow to orange-yellow. 
Habitat: Occurs near surface waters of lagoon and seaward reefs. Always moves in schools at the edge of the surf near the reef, also usually found in surge zone along sandy beaches. Adults usually seen in pairs or small groups in surface waters. Feeds primarily on 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and temperate waters of Indo-Pacific, but it is occasional species in Taiwan and mainly found in the esatern part. 
Utility: Excellent food fish; marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381553
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