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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Caranx  
  Caranx papuensis  Alleyne & Macleay, 1877 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Carangus sansumCarangus sansunCaranx celetusCaranx regularis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+21-22; A. II, I+17-18; P. i+19-20; G.R. 7-9+19; CLS. 53-61; SLS. 34-37 all scales; vertebrate 10+14. Breast naked ventrally, usually with a small patch of prepelvic scales. Lateral line moderately arched, becoming straight below 6-7th ray of second dorsal fin. Adults with head and body brassy to yellowish green above, silvery below; a conspicuous pale spot, approximately diameter of pupil, on shoulder just behind posterodorsal margin of opercle; small black spots (forming at about 25 cm fork length) scattered on body above lateral line, becoming more numerous with age; caudal fin with upper lobe uniformly dusky, on lower limb of first gill arch lobe dusky to bright yellow with a distinct, narrow white border; other fins pale to dusky yellow; anal and pelvic fins also with narrow white distal margins. 
Habitat: Predominantly a seaward reef species although juveniles have been taken in estuaries; common on mainland reefs but rarely captured in offshore areas. Feeds primarily on other fishes. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific. It is commonfound in all Taiwanese waters, but mainly in the south. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried or salted. 
Name Code: 381529
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