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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Albuliformes  
 Family Albulidae  
 Genus Albula  
  Albula glossodonta  (Forsskål, 1775) 
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Synonyms:Albula argenteusAlbula erythrocheilosAlbula forsteriAlbula neoguinaicaAlbula vulpesArgentina bonukArgentina glossodonta  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body moderately elongate, fusiform, slightly compressed. Eye large. Snout conical, projecting well beyond lower jaw. Mouth small, inferior, gape not reaching anterior margin of eye; a small gular plate present between arms of lower jaw, but small and inconspicuous. Teeth small, granular, in patches on jaws and on roof and floor of mouth; tooth patches on parasphenoid and basibranchial bones more broadly oval in shape, average width/length 0.38 and 0.45, respectively; number of teeth in pharyngobranchial tooth patch usually 5-15. Branchiostegal rays about 10 to 15. Gill rakers rudimentary, consisting of small patches of minute, villiform teeth. All fins without spines; dorsal fin located at about midbody, with about 15-19rays; anal fin with 8-9 rays, located well behind dorsal fin; caudal fin deeply forked; pectoral fins low on side of body, near ventral outline; pelvic fins abdominal, located under posterior part of dorsal fin. Scales small, about 70 to 80 along lateral line. Body bluish green dorsally, often with several faint saddles of slightly darker colour; silvery on sides, with several faint, narrow, longitudinal lines; belly white; a spot of black pigment often present on the underside of snout, at least in smaller individuals. 
Habitat: Inhabits mud flats of turbid inner reefs and mangroves and sandy lagoons. Grabs food from the substratum using its snout. Can tolerate oxygen poor water by inhaling air into a lung-like air bladder. Migrates to mass spawn at seaward mouths of channels on  
Distribution: Distribnted Indo-Pacific from Red Sea to the Hawaiian and Tuamotu Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island, Australia. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 380708
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