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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scombridae  
 Genus Scomberomorus  
  Scomberomorus koreanus  (Kishinouye, 1915) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cybium koreanumSawara koreanumScomberomorus guttatus koreanus  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: 1 or 2 on upper limb; 9 to 12 on lower limb; 11 to 15 total. First dorsal fin with XIV to XVII spines; second dorsal with 20 to 24 rays, followed by 7 to 9 finlets; anal fin with 20 to 24 rays followed by 7 to 9 finlets; pectoral fin rays 20 to 24 limbs. Body silvery white with several longitudinal rows of round dark brownish spots (smaller than eye diameter) rather sparsely scattered along lateral median line; first dorsal fin membrane black; pectoral, second dorsal and caudal fins dark brown; pelvic and anal fins silvery white. 
Habitat: Little known on the biology of this epipelagic, neritic species. Feeds on small schooling fishes, such as sardines and anchovies and on shrimps. 
Distribution: Continental Indo-West Pacific from Wakasa Bay, Sea of Japan, and China south to Singapore and Sumatra and west to Bombay, India. It is a very common species in Taiwan, especially in western part. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and dried-salted. 
Name Code: 382497
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