Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Kuhliidae  
 Genus Kuhlia  
  Kuhlia mugil  (Forster, 1801) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Dules argenteusDules bennettiDules taeniurusDules taeniurus malpeloensisKuhila mugilKuhlia argeKuhlia sterneckiiKuhlia taeniuraPerca argenteaSciaena mugil  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 9 to 11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 10 to 11 soft rays; caudal fin moderately forked. Scales ctenoid, moderately large; lateral line complete, with 48 to 55 scales; a well-developed scaly sheath at base of dorsal and anal fins. Silvery, the front of snout and chin blackish; caudal fin white with a median dark stripe and two broad oblique black bands across each lobe, the lobe tips white; a dusky band in outer part of soft portion of dorsal fin except for white tip of high anterior part. 
Habitat: Tightly packed schools occur along the reef margin of rocky shorelines, from just below the breaking surf to a depth of a few meters. Young commonly in tide pools. Sometimes found in estuaries but reported to never enter freshwater environments. Feeds on  
Distribution: Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific and Eastern Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the eastern Pacific, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales and Lord Howe Island. Absent from Easter Island, Pitcairn, Marquesas, Hawaiian Islands and Johnst 
Utility: Utilized fresh or dried salted. 
Name Code: 381908
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