Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sillaginidae  
 Genus Sillago  
  Sillago chondropus  Bleeker, 1849 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Sillaginopodys chondropus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Body elongate. Opercle with small sharp spine; lower part of preopercle horizontal. Snout long and conical. Mouth small, terminal; end of upper jaw sliding below preorbital bone. Teeth villiform, in broad bands; small teeth on roof of mouth restricted to anterior part of vomer, none on palatines. Two separate dorsal fins, first dorsal fin with XI or XII spines; second dorsal fin with I spine and 20 or 21 soft rays; anal fin with II slender spines and 22 or 23 soft rays; first pelvic-fin raymodified into a laterally compressed thickened club-like structure. Lateral line with 66 to 73 scales. Vertebrae 12-13 + 22-23 (total 35). Swimbladder reduced in size, no duct-like process from the ventral surface to the urogenital aperture. Head and body pale sandy brown to light fawn; belly is paler, almost white. Fins are hyaline. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow coastal waters. 
Distribution: Distributed in Indo-Pacific, including South Africa, northward to Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Indonesia, northern New Guinea, Thailand, Philippines, and Taiwan. It is very rare and only found in Hualien, eastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382626
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