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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scombridae  
 Genus Rastrelliger  
  Rastrelliger kanagurta  (Cuvier, 1816) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
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Synonyms:Rasteltiger kanagurtaRastreliger kanagurtaRastrelliger brachysomaRastrelliger canagurtaRastrelliger chrysozonusRastrelliger looRastrelliger microlepidotusRastrelliger serventyiRastrilleger kanagurtaScomber canagurtaScomber chrysozonus 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 moderately deep; head longer than body depth. Maxilla partly concealed, covered by the lacrimal bone, but extending to about hind margin of eye; gill rakers very long, visible when mouth opened, 30 to 46 on lower limb of first arch; a moderate number of bristles on longest gill raker. Two dorsal fins, well separated from each other; the first with IX to XI spines, the second with 11 to 13 rays followed by 5 finlets; anal fin with 11 to 12 rays followed by 5 finlets; pelvic fin with 19-22 rays. Narrow dark longitudinal bands on upper part of body (golden in fresh specimens) and a black spot on body near lower margin of pectoral fin; dorsal fins yellowish with black tips, caudal and pectoral fins yellowish; other fins dusky. 
Habitat: Occurs in coastal bays, harbors and deep lagoons, usually in some turbid plankton-rich waters. Form schools. Feeds on phytoplankton (diatoms) and small zooplankton (cladocerans, ostracods, larval polychaetes, etc.). Adult individuals feed on macroplankton 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to Indonesia, north to the Ryukyu Islands and China, south to Australia, Melanesia and Samoa. Entered the eastern Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. It is a very common species in Tai 
Utility: Generally marketed fresh, frozen, canned, dried-salted, and smoked; also made into fish sauce. 
Name Code: 382491
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