Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Nomeidae  
 Genus Psenes  
  Psenes cyanophrys  Valenciennes, 1833 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cubiceps multiradiatusParapsenes rotundusPsenes auratusPsenes chapmaniPsenes cyanophrisPsenes fuscusPsenes guamensisPsenes javanicusPsenes kamoharaiPsenes leucurusPsenes pacificus details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body ovoid and compressed. Snout blunt. Mouth small, barely reaching beyond anterior margin of eye; jaws teeth small, in a single series; palatine, vomerine and tongue toothless. First dorsal fin with IX to XI long and fragile spines; second dorsal fin with 23 to 28 soft rays preceded by I spines; anal fin with II-III spines and 24 to 28 soft rays, slightly shorter than soft dorsal fin; pectoral fin extending far beyond orgin of anal fin; caudal fin deeply forked. Area of scales exending to interorbital space on dorsal surface of head, no scaleless area above gill cover. Body greyish brown; dark horizontal lines laterally. 
Habitat: Oceanic in association with floating objects. 
Distribution: Widespread in tropical parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. It is occasionally found in coastal waters of Taiwan. 
Utility: Commercial potential unknown. 
Name Code: 382211
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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