Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Mugiliformes  
 Family Mugilidae  
 Genus Planiliza  
  Planiliza haematocheilus  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845) 
Provider: FishDB 
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Synonyms:Chelon haematocheilusLiza haematocheilaLiza haematochilaLiza menadaMugil haematocheilus  details
Citation: Liu and Shen (1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body rather elongate. Head depressed, hyomandibular region bulging. Upper lip with an outer row of very small, close-set unicuspid teeth and 1 or 2 irregular, inner rows of smaller, ciliiform teeth. Lower lip directed forwards with 1 row of fine ciliiform teeth present or absent. Vomer edentate. Adipose eyefold moderately developed, covering up to 1 and 2 of iris. Origin of first dorsal fin midway between tip of snout and base of caudal fin, or just closer to latter; anal fin with III spines and 9 soft rays; caudal fin emarginate. Ctenoid scales in longitudinal series 36 to 43; 12-14 in transverse series. Body dark greenish dorsally, brownish over head, white ventrally; first dorsal fin greyish; second dorsal fin yellowish grey, with dusky margin; anal fin also with dusky margin; caudal fin bluish with black margin; pectoral fins yellowish. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow coastal waters as well as freshwater regions of rivers. Omnivorous.  
Distribution: Distributed in the Northwest Pacific including Japan and from the Amur River southward to Xiamen through the Korean Peninsula. It is found in coastal waters of northern Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 441381
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