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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scombridae  
 Genus Scomber  
  Scomber australasicus  Cuvier, 1832 ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
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Synonyms:Pneumatophorus japonicus tapeinocephalusPneumatophorus tapeinocephalusScomber antarcticusScomber tapeinocephalus  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 and rounded. Snout pointed; front and hind margins of eye covered by an adipose eyelid; teeth in upper and lower jaws small and conical; palatine narrow, with teeth in single or double rows; when double, rows close and running into each other. First dorsal fin with XI to XII spines; the second with 11 to 12 rays followed by 5 finlets; anal fin with 11 or 12 rays followed by 5 finlets; pectoral fins with 20 to 21 rays. Swimbladder present. No well developed corselet but body covered with rather small scales. Back with narrow oblique lines which zigzag and undulate; the belly is pearly white and marked with thin, wavy broken lines. 
Habitat: Occurs in coastal waters and also in oceanic waters. Schooling by size which may include jack mackerels and Pacific sardines. They are plankton feeders filtering copepods and other crustaceans, but adults also feed on small fish and squids. Also caught wi 
Distribution: Western Pacific Ocean from China and Japan to Australia and New Zealand, east to the Hawaiian Islands but relatively rare in tropical waters. Eastern Pacific: Socorro and Revillagigedo islands, Mexico. It is very common in all Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried-salted, smoked, canned and frozen.  
Name Code: 382493
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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