Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Trachurus  
  Trachurus japonicus  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx trachurus japonicusTrachurops japonicusTrachurus argenteusTrachurus declivis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+31-33; A. II, I+27-29; P. i+18-19; G.R. 14-15+38-39; CLS. 38-39 all scutes; SLS. 34-36 all scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Adipose eyelid well developed, usually covering most of eye except for a vertical oval centred on pupil. Shoulder girdle margin with a small furrow at uppen end, but no papillae present. Breast scaly. Scales on lateral line totally enlarged into deep scutes. Finlets none. 
Habitat: Occurs on continental waters. Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed. 
Distribution: Confined to the west North Pacific from southern Japan, Korean Peninsula to the East China Sea. It is frequently found in all Taiwanese waters, expecially in the north and east. 
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh, salted or dries. 
Name Code: 381555
  IUCN Red List:NT      Marine     
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