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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Ulua  
  Ulua mentalis  (Cuvier, 1833) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx mandibularisCaranx mentalisUlna mentalisUlua mandibularisUlua mandibulatis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+20-21; A. II, I+17-18; P. i+18-20; G.R. 25-26+55-57; CLS. 55-63; SLS. 3-6 scales, 28-36 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Lower jaw much longer than upper in adults. Breast naked ventrally to behind pelvic fins; laterally, naked area of breast extends to naked base of peatoral fin (Fig. 1u). Lateral line becoming to below 10-12th ray of second dorsal fin. Middle rays of second fin do not extend to filament. Head and body blue-green dorsally, silvery below; diffuse dark blotch on upper margin of opercle in large specimens, faint or absent in young; adults with a dusky mark on cheek at angle of jaws; spinous dorsal and caudal fins dusky to black; second dorsal and anal fins pale green except leading edges and distal margins of fins dusky; cheeks, lower jaw, inside of mouth and tongue silver in small specimens; juveniles with 7 or 8 dark bands on body. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow coastal waters. Juveniles feed on benthic crustaceans, while adults feed on crustaceans and fish. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in tropical waters of Indo-Pacific. It is occasionally found in the eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 381556
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