Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Kuhliidae  
 Genus Kuhlia  
  Kuhlia marginata  (Cuvier, 1829) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Dules maculatusDules marginatusDules papuensisKuhlia marginate  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oblong, compressed. Head length less than body depth; preorbital and preopercle margins serrate; 2 flat spines on opercle. Eye moderately large. Mouth small, maxilla extending to or slightly beyond a vertical at front edge of pupil; bands of fine teeth in jaws, vomer, and palatines. A single dorsal fin, deeply notched between spinous and soft-rayed portions, with X spines and 10 to 12 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 11 to 12 soft rays; caudal fin moderately forked. Scales ctenoid, moderately large; lateral line complete, with 48 to 53 scales; a well-developed scaly sheath at base of dorsal and anal fins. Silvery, usually with blackish spots posteriorly on dorsal part of body that tends to merge to form bands anteriorly; caudal fin pale with a black posterior margin that broadens on lobe tips; base of caudal fin with small blackish spots; a narrow white margin on soft portion of dorsal and anal fins with a broad blackish submarginal zone anteriorly that narrows posteriorly. 
Habitat: Primarily a freshwater species; extent of penetration into brackish and marine environments uncertain. Has been found in moderately deep, rocky, unshaded, flowing water areas of mid-hill rivers. 
Distribution: Distributed in Taiwan, Philippines and Indonesia to islands in the Pacific. It is commonly found in Taiwan. 
Utility: Excellent food fishes of minor importance to fisheries because of their generally small size. 
Name Code: 381907
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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