Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sphyraenidae  
 Genus Sphyraena  
  Sphyraena qenie  Klunzinger, 1870 ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Sphyraena genieSphyraena nigripinnisSphyraena tessera  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Body elongate, subcylindrical or slightly compressed. Head long, pointed, scaly on sides and posteriorly on top. Mouth nearly horizontal, large. Jaws elongate, the lower one considerably projecting; large, sharp, flattened or conical teeth of unequal size on jaws and palatines; usually 1 or 2 strong, sharp canines near tip of lower jaw. Maxilla reaching to just below anterior margin of eye. No gill rakers on first arch. Two short dorsal fins, widely separated the first with V strong spines inserted about opposite to or behind pelvic fins, second with I spine and 9 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 8 soft rays; origin of pelvic fins before first dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked, in adults with a pair of small lobes at posterior margin. Lateral-line scales 127 to 130. many dark bars crossing lateral line on body, each bar oblique in upper half, but nearly vertical in lower half; caudal fin largely blackish. 
Habitat: Inhabiting clear waters in the vicinity of coral reefs. Usually seen during the day in large semistationary schools. 
Distribution: Widespread in the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific from South Africa to French Polynesia. It is a rare species in Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 382651
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