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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Seriola  
  Seriola dumerili  (Risso, 1810) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx dumeriliRegificola parilisSeriola bosciiSeriola dumeriliiSeriola gigasSeriola purpurascensSeriola purpurescensSeriola rhombicaSeriola simplexSeriola tapeinometaponSeriola tapeinometopon details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VII, I+30-33; A. II, I+19-21; P. i+19-20; G.R. 3-7+11-16; vertebrate 10+14. Maxilla extends to middle of eye, with round dorso-posterior corner. A cutaneous keel on each side of caudal pecuncle developed in adults, but not developed in young. First dorsal fin composed of 5 to 7 spines connected by a membrane. Anterior rays of second dorsal and of anal fin elevated, but lower than length of pectoral fin. Finlet none. Bluish grey or olivaceous above, sides and belly silvery white, sometimes brownish or with a pinkish tinge; usually a darker nuchal bar through eye to dorsal-fin origin; often an amber stripe from eye along middle of body; caudal fin dark or dusky with a lighter narrow posterior margin, extreme tip of lower caudal-fin lobe sometimes light or white; small juveniles (2 to 17 cm fork length) with a prominent dark nuchal bar extending from eye to dorsal-fin origin; 5 dark body bars, becoming irregularly split vertically, that do not extend into the membranes of the second dorsal and anal fins, and a sixth bar at end of caudal peduncle; papillae surrounding broad bands of teeth in both jaws not engorged with blood, appearance of teeth white. 
Habitat: Occurs both epibenthically and pelagically; occasionally entering coastal bays. Feeds primarily on fishes such as the bigeye scad, also feeds on invertebrates. Small juveniles associate with floating plants or debris in oceanic and offshore waters. Juveni 
Distribution: Circumglobal. Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific and Altantic. It is very common in Taiwanese waters, expecially in the northeastern part. 
Utility: Utilized fresh and frozen; eaten pan-fried, broiled and baked. Reported to cause ciguatera in some areas. 
Name Code: 381549
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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