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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Haemulidae  
 Genus Pomadasys  
  Pomadasys kaakan  (Cuvier, 1830) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Pomadasys kakaanPomadasys nagebPomodasys kaakanPristipoma kaakan  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays XII, 14; anal-fin rays III, 7 ; pectoral-fin rays17. Body is slender; the head profile slightly convex; lips not thickened; 2 pores and a central groove under the chin. No antrorse spine before the dorsal fin origin; a deep notch between the spinous and the soft-rayed portion of the dorsal fin. Color is generally silvery with a golden tint on the sides; the upper operculum olive-yellow; the snout dusky, overlain with yellow. Young specimens have 7-11 vertical bands on the upper sides; older ones with bands formed by spots aligned in vertical rows. 
Habitat: Inhabit turbid inshore waters with sandy to muddy bottoms to a depth of 75 m. Enter estuaries, may tolerate water with low salinity. Feed on crustaceans and fish. Spawners form schools near river mouths during the winter.  
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: east coast of Africa; including Madagascar, Seychelles, Farrquhar and Comoro islands; also Red Sea and Persian Gulf; extending through Southeast Asia north to Taiwan and south to Queensland, Australia. Taiwan: North, West.  
Utility: Commercial fishey species. 
Name Code: 381904
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