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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Bramidae  
 Genus Taractichthys  
  Taractichthys steindachneri  (Döderlein, 1883) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Argo steindachneriTaractes longipinnisTaractes miltonisTaractes steindachneriTaratichthys steindachneriTeractichthys steindachneriTractichthys steindachneri  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body very deep, very compressed; dorsal contour of head distinctly convex. Snout blunt and short. Mouth nearly vertical, upper jaw extending to a vertical through anterior of eye. Teeth sharp, conical, sparsely arranged in a band on each jaw; palatine and vomerine teeth small and sometimes absent. Total gill rakers in first gill arch 17. Anterior lobes of dorsal and anal fins high, but changing in shape and height with growth; both fins covered with scales, not depressible in a groove, dorsal-fin rays 33-37; anal-fin rays 26-28; origin of pelvic fin before upper end of pectoral-fin base; caudal fin deeply emarginate. Scales large, wide and cycloid; on body and head spineless, scaleless areas above and behind the eye; lateral scales 34-38. Vertebrae 44-46. Body color dark-brown to black.  
Habitat: Occurs along the shelf edge. Highly migratory species. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific and Eastern Central Pacific from East Africa to California, USA. It is found in eastern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: A good quality foodfish. Marketed mainly fresh. 
Name Code: 381461
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