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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scombridae  
 Genus Scomberomorus  
  Scomberomorus commerson  (Lacepède, 1800) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cibium commersoniiCybium commersoniCybium commersoniiCybium konamCybium multifasciatumScomber commersonScomber commersoniiScomber maculosusScomberomorous commersonScomberomorus commerconScomberomorus commersoni 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, strongly compressed. Snout much shorter than rest of head; posterior part of maxilla exposed, reaching to a vertical from hind margin of eye; sharp, compressed, triangular teeth in upper and lower jaws; patches of fine teeth on palatines and vomer; no teeth on tongue. Gill rakers on first gill arch few: 0 to 2 on upper limb; 1 to 8 on lower limb; 1 to 8 total. First dorsal fin with XV to XVIII spines; second dorsal with 15 to 20 rays, followed by 8 to 10 finlets; anal fin with 16 to 21 rays followed by 8 to 9 finlets; pectoral fin rays 21 to 24. Lateral line abruptly bent downward below end of second dorsal fin. Body silvery grey marked with transverse vertical bars of a darker grey; bars narrow and slightly wavy, sometimes breaking up into spots ventrally; cheeks and lower jaw silvery white; first dorsal fin bright blue rapidly fading to blackish blue; pectoral fin light grey turning to blackish blue; caudal fin lobes, second dorsal, anal, and dorsal and anal finlets pale greyish white turning to dark grey. Juveniles have the anterior membranes of the first dorsal jet black contrasting with pure white posteriorly. 
Habitat: Distributed from near edge of continental shelf to shallow coastal waters, often of low salinity and high turbidity. Also found in drop-offs, and shallow or gently sloping reef and lagoon waters. Known to undertake lengthy long-shore migrations, but perma 
Distribution: Widespread throughout the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and South Africa to Southeast Asia, north to China and Japan and south to southeast Australia, and to Fiji. Immigrant to the eastern Mediterranean Sea by way of the Suez Canal. Southeast Atlantic: S 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried-salted, frozen, smoked, and canned; commonly made into fish balls. 
Name Code: 382495
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