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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Ariommatidae  
 Genus Ariomma  
  Ariomma indicum  (Day, 1871) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Arioma indicaAriomma indicaCubiceps dollfusiCubiceps indicusPsenes africanusPsenes extraneusPsenes indicaPsenes indicus  details
Citation: 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body firm, moderately deep, slightly compressed. Snout blunt and rounded; mouth very small, terminal, maxilla not reaching anterior margin of eye. Eye moderately large. Jaw teeth small; no teeth on palate. First dorsal fin originating over or slightly before pectoral-fin base, with X to XII spines; second dorsal fin with 14 or 15 soft rays; anal fin similar in shape to second dorsal fin, with III spines and 14 or 15 soft rays; pectoral fins with 21 to 24 rays, the fins moderately long and falcate; caudal fin deeply forked. Scales small, cycloid and extremely deciduous. Lateral line located on upper side, following dorsal profile but not extending onto caudal peduncle. Silvery but slightly more brownish dorsally (occasionally uniformly dark); young with darker patches and blotches on side, fading or absent in adults. 
Habitat: Occurs in small schools in areas with muddy substrates on the continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds mainly on zooplankton. Appears to be pelagic at night and demersal by day and may migrate seasonally. 
Distribution: Widespread in Indo-Pacific from South Africa to the Persian Gulf, east to the Indo-Malayan region, north to Japan. It is occasionally found in Taiwan band, western Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh or dried-salted. 
Name Code: 381389
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