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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scombridae  
 Genus Acanthocybium  
  Acanthocybium solandri  (Cuvier, 1832) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Acanthocybium forbesiAcanthocybium petusAcanthocybium saraAcanthocybium solanderiAcanthocybrium solandriAcanthoscybium solanderiAcantocybium solandriCybium petusCybium saraCybium solandriCybium verany 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 very elongate, fusiform and only slightly compressed. Mouth large with strong, triangular, compressed, and finely serrate teeth closely set in a single series; snout about as long as the rest of head; gillrakers absent; posterior part of maxilla completely concealed under preorbital bone. Two dorsal fins, first with XXIII to XXVIII spines, second with 12 to 16 rays followed by 8 or 9 finlets; anal fin with 12 to 14 rays followed by 9 finlets; pelvic fin small in size. Lateral line single, abruptly curving downward under first dorsal fin. Body covered with small scales; no anterior corselet developed. The back is iridescent bluish green; the sides silvery with 24 to 30 cobalt blue vertical bars which extend to below the lateral line. 
Habitat: An oceanic, epipelagic species frequently solitary or forming small loose aggregations rather than compact schools. Feeds on fishes and squids. An important sport fish in some areas. 
Distribution: Widespread in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans including the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. It is a common species in Taiwan, especially in southern and eastern part. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, salted or spice-cured slices of meat; also frozen. Flesh of very good quality. 
Name Code: 382484
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