Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Stromateidae  
 Genus Pampus  
  Pampus chinensis  (Euphrasen, 1788) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Stromateus chinensisStromateus sinensis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body very deep, and compressed. Snout blunt, forehead arched slightly. Eye small, central, slightly shorter than snout. Mouth small, subterminal, curved downward posteriorly; barely reaching beyond anterior margin of eye. Operculum absent; gill opening reduced to a vertical slit on the side of the body; gill membrane broadly united to isthmus. Dorsal and anal fins subequal in size, originating at or behind level of pectoral-fin bases, quite stiff but never produced into a falcate lobe anteriorly; no spines before fins; dorsal-fin rays 41 to 46; anal-fin rays 39 to 42; pelvic fins absent. caudal fin deeply broad, weakly forked, lower lobe not extended. Greyish to brownish dorsally, silvery white on sides; covered in dark pigment spots; fins silvery to greyish, darkest distally. 
Habitat: Occurs seasonally singly or in small schools over muddy bottoms; may enter estuaries. Feeds on ctenophores, salps, medusae, and other zooplankton groups but will also prey on small benthic animals. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific from the Persian Gulf to eastern Indonesia and northward to Japan. It is found in western and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility: Sold fresh in markets. 
Name Code: 382653
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