Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Uraspis  
  Uraspis uraspis  (Günther, 1860) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx guptaeCaranx uraspisLeucoglossa herklotsiUraspis carangoidesUraspis pectoralis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: D. VII-VIII (the posterior 1 or 2 embedded and not apparent), I+25-27; A. 0 (detached spines embedded and not apparent), I+20; P. i+20-21; G.R. 5-6+13-16; CLS. 73-80 scales, 0-4 scutes; SLS. 36-39 all scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Breast naked ventrally to orgin of pelvic fin; laterally, naked area of breast extends to naked base of pectoral fin. Lateral line becoming to below 15-16 ray of the second dorsal fin. Tongue, roof and floor of mouth white or cream-coloured, the rest blue-black; body and head dusky to black dorsally, shading to dusky or pale grey ventrally; juveniles and occasionally adults with 6 dusky or blue-black bars, which are about twice the width of pale interspaces and much more distinct on ventral half of body below the level of lateral line (bars evident on specimens as large as 22.5 cm fork length and absent on specimens as small as 12 cm); second dorsal fin pale hyaline proximally with distal areas dusky posteriorly; anal fin yellow-white hyaline with distal areas dusky, especially posteriorly; in small specimens of 8 to 13 cm fork length, pelvic fins whitish with distal half of one third black, at sizes larger than 13 cm entire fin becoming pale white; caudal fin pale to dusky with trailing edges dusky. 
Habitat: Occurs in the continental shelf. Forms schools in depths from 50 to at least 130 m. Feeds on epibenthic crustaceans and cephalopods. 
Distribution: Distributed in tropical waters of Indo-Pacific. It is occasionally in eastern to southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Excellent food fish; marketed fresh 
Name Code: 381558
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