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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Mugiliformes  
 Family Mugilidae  
 Genus Planiliza  
  Planiliza subviridis  (Valenciennes, 1836) 
Provider: FishDB 
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Synonyms:Chelon dussumieriChelon subviridisLiza ceramensisLiza dussumieriLiza macrolepisLiza melinopterusLiza parmatusLiza parsiaLiza subvirdisLiza subviridisMugil alcocki details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body fusiform or not distinctly deep. Head broad, but head depth usually equal to or greater than width; head dorsally flattened. Upper lip with an outer row of very small, close-set unicuspid teeth and 1 or 2 irregular, inner rows of smaller, villiform teeth. Lower lip directed forwards with 1 row of fine villiform teeth present or absent. Vomer edentate. Adipose eyefold moderately developed, covering up to 1 and 2 of iris. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 40 to 68, shorter than longest gill filaments. Origin of first dorsal fin midway between tip of snout and base of caudal fin, or just closer to latter; anal fin with III spines and 9 soft rays; caudal fin emarginate. Ctenoid scales in longitudinal series 28 to 32; 9 to 11 in transverse series; 7 or 8 scales in longitudinal series anterior to tip of pectoral fins and 19 or 20 anterior to origin of second dorsal fin; 16 or 17 in transverse series entirely around caudal peduncle. Body dark greenish dorsally, brownish over head, white ventrally; 3 to 6 indistinct, dark stripes along upper rows of scales; first dorsal fin greyish; second dorsal fin yellowish grey, with dusky margin; anal fin also with dusky margin; caudal fin bluish with black margin; pectoral fins yellowish and may have a blue spot at fin origin. 
Habitat: Forms schools in shallow coastal waters and enters lagoons, estuaries, and fresh water to feed. Juveniles may enter rice fields and mangroves. Feeds on small algae, diatoms and benthic detrital material taken in with sand and mud; fry take zooplankton, di 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea to Samoa; northto Japan. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and salted. 
Name Code: 441383
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